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French or Latin emplecton, from Ancient Greek εμπλέκω (emplékō, to plait or weave in); εν (en, in) + πλέκω (plékō, to twist, weave).


emplecton (countable and uncountable, plural emplectons)

  1. A kind of masonry in which the outer faces of the wall are ashlar, the space between being filled with broken stone and mortar. Cross layers of stone are interlaid as binders.
    • 1980, Romanian Review - Volume 35, page 97:
      In these cases, it has been envisaged the pulling off of the emplectons of the wall, the removal of the roots, the placing back of the loose blocks and finally the placing back of the emplectons so as not to exert too great a pressure on the paraments of the wall.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for emplecton in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)