Definition of red-brick adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈred brɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈred brɪk//
    [usually before noun] Higher education institutions
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  1. 1(of buildings, walls, etc.) built with bricks of a reddish-brown colour red-brick cottages
  2. 2(becoming old-fashioned) (of universities in Britain) built in the late 19th or early 20th century, in contrast to older universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge compare Oxbridge See related entries: Higher education institutions