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.
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
a semisoft, sweet-tasting American cheese, made from the whole milk of cows and produced in brick form. Historical Examples Cobb’s Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
brickyard. Historical Examples The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith The War in the Air Herbert George Wells The Kensington District Geraldine Edith Mitton From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography George Edwards M.P., O.B.E. The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney The Siege of Mafeking (1900) J. Angus Hamilton. Cleg Kelly, Arab of the […]
a kiln or furnace in which bricks are baked or burned. Historical Examples Showell’s Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
the act or occupation of laying bricks in construction. Contemporary Examples Obama’s Internet Misfire Douglas Rushkoff May 28, 2009 Historical Examples A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton Alaska Ella Higginson Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various Missing Friends Thorvald Weitemeyer A Civic Biology George William Hunter The Social Work of […]