from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece, especially of brick, used as a weapon or missile.
- n. An unfavorable remark; a criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : A piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.
- n. A criticism or uncomplimentary remark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece or fragment of a brick. See 1st bat, n. 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece or fragment of a brick; especially, a piece of a brick used as a missile. See bat, 8.
- To assail with pieces of brick: as, the mob brickbatted the police.
- n. Hornblende schist, which upon weathering breaks up into rectangular blocks from three sets of joints.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blunt criticism
- n. a fragment of brick used as a weapon
brick + bat1, piece of brick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
brick + bat Bricklaying jargon for broken bricks that cannot be used is 'bats'. The connotation is that they are useless for building purposes. Hence a brick bat is an item of negligible worth. (Wiktionary)