field·​stone | \ ˈfēl(d)-ˌstōn How to pronounce fieldstone (audio) \

Definition of fieldstone

: stone (as in building) in usually unaltered form as taken from the field

Examples of fieldstone in a Sentence

They used plain fieldstones as grave markers.
Recent Examples on the Web The station’s wood frame and drop siding construction rests on a foundation of fieldstone and mortar. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Forest Service to raze, sell two historic Utah ranger stations," 22 Sep. 2020 Bozarjian finds that older fieldstone foundations, crumbling structures, and old doors with gaps are more susceptible. Globe Staff,, "Have that gnawing feeling you’re not alone?," 31 Jan. 2020 The pavilion is anchored by a large, stacked, fieldstone hearth that’s perfect for fireside chats in cooler months. al, "This pavilion is the ideal spot for an Alabama lake day," 14 Apr. 2020 Its sturdy fieldstone wall lining the perimeter of its acreage said something our other homes hadn’t: safety. Christine Kalafus, Longreads, "Renovating a Family," 28 Dec. 2019 The race begins at the Manito-wish Leadership Center, a large log building with three fieldstone fireplaces. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Boulder Junction's Forest Frenzy is a fun winter triathlon for hardy athletes," 5 Dec. 2019 In addition to leaving the Meyers' bur oak standing, the farm's original European settler, a Welshman, also left a legacy of short fieldstone fences around the property. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's biggest bur oak is more than 300 years old, and you can only see it during a special event in October," 12 Sep. 2019 The laundry setup is in the unfinished fieldstone basement. Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019 Behind a guard house lolls a mix of low-slung brick residence halls, classroom buildings and restaurants, a fieldstone plaza with a fireplace, hiking trails and a helipad. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fieldstone

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Fieldstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fieldstone

: a stone that is taken from a field and used in its natural form

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