- A large square stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks.
Etymology: From Old French aisselier, from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis "board, plank".
- 1973: Even as I babbled, Jock's massy frame filled the doorway, his ill-hewn head weaving from side to side, eyes blinking at the light. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 108)
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