Facing brick
Facing Fa"cing, n. 1. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc., to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface. [1913 Webster]

2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used. [1913 Webster]

4. (Founding) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, etc., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) (a) pl. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat. (b) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl. [1913 Webster]

{Facing brick}, front or pressed brick. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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