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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

KAOLINITE
A hydrous aluminum silicate mineral
KERF
A slot into the edge of stone with saw blade for insertion of anchors
KEY BLOCK
In deepening a quarry, or starting to quarry downward from a horizontal surface, the first block removed from a new ledge, providing space and access for further block removal by undercutting, under drilling, or lateral shifting
KEYSTONE
The last wedge-shaped stone placed in the crown of an arch regarded as binding the whole
KILN
A furnace, oven, or heated enclosure used for burning or firing brick or clay material
KILN RUN
Brick from one kiln that have not yet been sorted or graded for size or color variation
KING CLOSURE
A brick cut diagonally to have one two-inch end and one full width end
KNEELER
Gabled cope stone which by its shape is also part of the wall, and may support other cope stones