Ashlar



Masonry.

a squared building stone cut more or less true on all faces adjacent to those of other stones so as to permit very thin mortar joints.
such stones collectively.
masonry made of them.

Carpentry. a short stud between joists and sloping rafters, especially near the eaves.
to face with ashlars.
Historical Examples

An “ashlar piece” in building is an upright piece of timber framed between the common rafters and the wall plate.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

It is built of rubble masonry, with ashlar facework, laid in hydraulic mortar.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887 Various

The four central piers are of iron erected on pillars of ashlar masonry.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887 Various

ashlar walls are constructed of carefully worked blocks of regular dimensions and set with fine joints.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various

The bishop reserves for his own share a hundred and sixty cubic meters of ashlar!
The Spell of the Heart of France Andr Hallays

At one of the roughly rounded angles the ashlar facing remained intact.
English Coast Defences George Clinch

The chamber is covered with a coating of ashlar masonry, which is shaped into an apsidal form at the end opposite to the façade.
Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet

Emplecton, em-plek′ton, n. masonry in which the outsides of the walls are ashlar and the insides filled up with rubbish.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various

The flame that clomb the ashlar gray Had burned it red as tile.
Poems by the Way William Morris

In ordinary building houses of ashlar seem to be novel enough to be mentioned.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of the Twelve Prophets, Vol. I George Adam Smith

noun
a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
Also called ashlar veneer. a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall
masonry made of ashlar
n.

late 14c., “square stone for building or paving,” from Old French aiseler, from Latin axillaris, from axilla, diminutive of axis “board, plank,” which is perhaps not the same axis that means “axle.” The stone sense is peculiar to English.

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