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a. A squared block of building stone.
b. Masonry of such stones.
2. A thin, dressed rectangle of stone for facing walls.

[Middle English assheler, from Old French aisselier, board, from aissele, from Medieval Latin axicellus, from Latin assis.]


(ˈæʃlə) or


1. (Building) a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
2. (Building) Also called: ashlar veneer a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall
3. (Building) masonry made of ashlar
[C14: from Old French aisselier crossbeam, from ais board, from Latin axis axletree; see axis1]


or ash•ler

(ˈæʃ lər)

1. a squared building stone cut more or less true on all faces adjacent to those of other stones so as to permit very thin mortar joints.
2. masonry made of such stones.
[1325–75; Middle English ascheler < Anglo-French, Old French aiseler supporting timber]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ashlar - a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposesashlar - a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
building block - a block of material used in construction work
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"


[ˈæʃləʳ] N
1.sillar m
2. (also ashlar work) → sillería f


nQuaderstein m
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