Meaning of “red-brick” in the English Dictionary

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"red-brick" in British English

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red-brickadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈred.brɪk/ us /ˈred.brɪk/

A red-brick university is 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.

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