redbrick definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of a British university or college other than Oxford or Cambridge; esp., any of the newer ones in the provinces: often connoting social inferiority
Origin: from the typical building material (in contrast to the stone of Oxford and Cambridge)
a redbrick university or college
redbrick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or being the British universities other than Oxford and Cambridge.
Origin: So-called because many of the buildings of such universities were built of red bricks.