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
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