compass brick


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compass brick

A wedge-shaped brick used in constructing arches or building curved walls; has the two large faces inclined toward each other. See also: Brick
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arch brick, compass brick, featheredge brick, radial brick, radiating brick, radius brick, voussoir brick

1. A wedge-shaped brick used in arch or circular construction; its two larger faces are inclined toward each other.
2. Extremely hard-burnt brick from an arch.
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