ashlar

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ashlar (plural ashlars)

  1. (architecture) A large cuboid stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001), page 108:
      Even as I babbled, Jock's massy frame filled the doorway, his ill-hewn ashlar head weaving from side to side, eyes blinking at the light.
  2. A hurling stone used in warfare.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Anagrams[edit]