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English definition of “red-brick”

red-brick

adjective [before noun]     /ˈred.brɪk/
describes any of the British universities built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, and not one of the older ones such as Oxford or Cambridge: Ben chose to go to a red-brick university. → Compare Oxbridge nounUniversity and college education
(Definition of red-brick adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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