Brick-and-mortar definition

brīkənd-môrtər
Located or serving consumers in a physical facility as distinct from providing remote, especially online, services.

A brick-and-mortar bookstore.

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Alternative form of brick and mortar.
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Used other than as an idiom: see brick,"Ž and,"Ž mortar.
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(business) Buildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]

Brick and mortar retail stores face online competition.

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(UK) Buildings, especially domestic housing.
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Alternative Form of brick-and-mortar - bricks-and-mortar