batophobia 1. an abnormal fear of being too close to buildings. 2. an abnormal fear of tall buildings. jerryism British. the use of shoddy techniques and materials in construction. Also called jerrybuilding. —jerrybuilder, n. —jerrybuilt, adj. knacker British. a person who purchases old structures and disassembles them for salvageable materials and scrap. naology the study of sacred buildings. —naological, adj.
- plural form of building