A piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.
A criticism or uncomplimentary remark.
A section of a publication containing criticism.
For example, it's quite common for magazines to have a section called Bouquets and Brickbats for compliments and criticisms. See for example: Reason Magazine: Daily Brickbat
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brick + bat. See bat (“part of a brick with one whole end”).
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