a piece of broken brick, especially one used as a missile.
any rocklike missile.
an unkind or unfavorable remark; caustic criticism:
The critics greeted the play with brickbats.
Historical Examples

It Is Never Too Late to Mend Charles Reade
Make or Break Oliver Optic
Indian Ghost Stories S. Mukerji
Love’s Meinie John Ruskin
Nestleton Magna J. Jackson Wray
Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris Henry Labouchre
Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones

a piece of brick or similar material, esp one used as a weapon
blunt criticism: the critic threw several brickbats at the singer


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