Definition of ashlar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæʃlə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæʃlər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] large square stones that are put on the front of walls to improve their appearance
  2. 2[countable] one of these stones
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French aisselier from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis ‘plank’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ashlar