from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A squared block of building stone.
- n. Masonry of such stones.
- n. A thin, dressed rectangle of stone for facing walls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large cuboid stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks.
- n. A hurling stone used in warfare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Hewn or squared stone; also, masonry made of squared or hewn stone.
- n. In the United States especially, a thin facing of squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or brick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ashler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
Middle English assheler, from Old French aisselier, board, from aissele, from Medieval Latin axicellus, from Latin assis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French aisselier, from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis ("board, plank"). (Wiktionary)