Meaning of “brick-and-mortar” in the English Dictionary

"brick-and-mortar" in British English

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brick-and-mortaradjective [ only before noun ]

/ˌbrɪk.ənˈmɔː.tər/ /ˌbrɪk.ənˈmɔːr.tɚ/ also bricks-and-mortar

existing as a physical building, especially a shop, rather than doing business only on the internet:

a brick-and-mortar retailer
brick-and-mortar bookstores

(Definition of “brick-and-mortar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brick-and-mortar" in Business English

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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 retailers try to lure customers away from their brick-and-mortar competitors.

PROPERTY relating to building activities:

The college wants to borrow $102 million for brick-and-mortar projects like a new science building.

(Definition of “brick-and-mortar” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)