Tuck pointing
Tuck pointing Tuck pointing (Masonry) The finishing of joints along the center lines with a narrow ridge of putty or fine lime mortar. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tuck pointing — tuck pointer, n. Masonry. pointing that has an ornamental fillet of putty, lime, or chalk projecting from the mortar joint. Also called tuck and pat pointing. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuck pointing — tuck pointer, n. Masonry. pointing that has an ornamental fillet of putty, lime, or chalk projecting from the mortar joint. Also called tuck and pat pointing. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck pointing — tuck′ point ing n. bui pointing that has an ornamental fillet of putty, lime, or chalk projecting from the mortar joint • Etymology: 1880–85 tuck′ point , v.t …   From formal English to slang

  • tuck pointing — /ˈtʌk ˌpɔɪntɪŋ/ (say tuk .poynting) noun a pointing in which the mortar, often coloured, protrudes beyond the level of the brick or stone work, with square arrises …   Australian English dictionary

  • pointing — /poyn ting/, n. (in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork. [1835 45; POINT + ING1] * * * ▪ brickwork       in building maintenance, the technique of repairing mortar joints between bricks or other masonry elements. When aging… …   Universalium

  • tuck-point — /tuk poynt /, v.t. to finish (masonry) with tuck pointing. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • bastard pointing — Masonry. an imitation of tuck pointing, having a fillet made from the mortar of the joint. * * * …   Universalium

  • bastard pointing — Masonry. an imitation of tuck pointing, having a fillet made from the mortar of the joint …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tuckpointing — one colour matching the bricks themselves, to give an artificial impression that very fine joints have been made.HistoryThe method was developed in England in the nineteenth century to imitate brickwork constructed using rubbed bricks (or rubbers …   Wikipedia

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