- american bond
Usage: usually capitalized A: a masonry bond in which the headers recur every 5th or 6th course, the stretcher courses that come together being laid so as to break joints — called also common bond
* * *a brickwork bond having a course of headers between five or six courses of stretchers. Also called common bond. See illus. under bond.
* * *American bond,a method of bricklaying in which four to six layers of bricks with the sides exposed are between single layers of bricks laid flat with the ends exposed; common bond.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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