ashlar definition

  • noun:
    • A squared block of building rock.
    • Masonry of these stones.
    • A thin, clothed rectangle of stone for facing walls.
    • a sizable cuboid rock; masonry utilizing these types of rock blocks.
    • A hurling rock used in warfare.
    • Hewn or squared rock; additionally, masonry made from squared or hewn stone.
    • In the United States especially, a thin facing of squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or brick.
    • See ashler.
    • a rectangular block of hewn rock utilized for building functions

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