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brick-and-mortaradjective [before noun]

uk   us   (also bricks-and-mortar)
used to describe a traditional ​business that ​operates in a ​building, when compared to one that ​operates over the ​internet: brick-and-mortar ​stores/​retailers Online ​retailerstry to ​lurecustomers away from their brick-and-mortar ​competitors.
PROPERTY relating to ​buildingactivities: The college ​wants to ​borrow $102 million for brick-and-mortar ​projects like a new ​sciencebuilding.
(Definition of brick-and-mortar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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