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Meaning of brickbat

brick•bat

Pronunciation: (brik'bat"), [key]
— n.
  1. a piece of broken brick, esp. one used as a missile.
  2. any rocklike missile.
  3. an unkind or unfavorable remark; caustic criticism: The critics greeted the play with brickbats.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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