brick veneer

/brɪk vəˈnɪə / (say brik vuh'near)

1. a veneer of bricks.
2. a building whose external walls each consist of a timber framework faced with a single skin of bricks, the brickwork being non-structural.
brick-veneer, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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