stretcher course

stretcher course
noun
: a course in which all the bricks are laid as stretchers

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  • stretcher bond — /strɛtʃə ˈbɒnd/ (say strechuh bond) noun a common arrangement of brickwork, in which each brick is laid as a stretcher, the bricks in each alternate course laid so that the perpend of the brick is in the centre of the one above and below. Also,… …  

  • stretcher-bond — stretchˈer bond or stretchˈing bond noun A method of building with stretchers only, the joints of one course falling between those above and below • • • Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretching course — noun : stretcher course * * * (in brickwork) a course of stretchers. Cf. heading course. [1685 95] * * * stretching course noun A brick course entirely of stretchers • • • Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Useful english dictionary

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