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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 (uncountable)

  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.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)