Ashlar Definition

ăshlər
noun
A squared block of building stone.
American Heritage
A square-cut building stone.
Webster's New World
Masonry of such stones.
American Heritage
A thin, dressed, square stone used for facing masonry walls.
Webster's New World
A thin, dressed rectangle of stone for facing walls.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Ashlar

Noun

Singular:
ashlar
Plural:
ashlars

Origin of Ashlar

  • Middle English assheler from Old French aisselier board from aissele from Medieval Latin axicellus from Latin assis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French esselier, from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis (“board, plank”).

    From Wiktionary

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