Ash"lar, Ash"ler (#), n. [OE. ascheler, achiler, OF. aiseler, fr. aiselle, dim. of ais plank, fr. L. axis, assis, plank, axle. See Axle.]

1. Masonry (a)

Hewn or squared stone; also, masonry made of squared or hewn stone.

Rough ashlar, a block of freestone as brought from the quarry. When hammer-dressed it is known as common ashlar. Knight.


In the United States especially, a thin facing of squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or brick.



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