Bondstone

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Description

A block of stone used as an anchor to attach masonry veneer to a backing wall. The bondstone is constructed as part of the backing wall, but it projects out from the wall because of its greater thickness, and thus provides a location for connecting the facing material.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bond stone; bond-stone; bonder; binding stone

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Anne Grimmer, Glossary of Building Stone Terms, A Glossary of Historic Masonry Deterioration Problems and Preservation Treatments, National Park Service, Washington DC, 1984
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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