field·​stone ˈfēl(d)-ˌstōn How to pronounce fieldstone (audio)
: 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 But their fieldstone walls disappeared west of the Hudson River Valley owing to the constraints of geology. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Death certificates and obituaries, however, indicate there are many individuals whose graves were likely marked by fieldstones that have disappeared. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 21 July 2023 The three-story post-and-beam home was built in 2013 and merges the best of country charm (think rough-hewn beams and a wood-burning fieldstone fireplace) with plenty of modern amenities. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 31 May 2023 The fieldstone buildings, including its unique fieldstone barn, all date back to the original property. Roger Sands, Forbes, 19 July 2022 Back outside, there’s a pool, spa, and storybook-worthy fieldstone pool house. Marni Elyse Katz,, 25 Jan. 2023 Adding to the coziness is the original wood-burning fireplace with a Tennessee fieldstone surround. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 17 May 2023 It is accented by hand-hewn barnwood beams around doorways, fieldstone details, vast millwork, tray-and-barrel-vaulted ceilings, eight-inch wide distressed oak flooring, four fireplaces, custom window treatments, Carrara quartz counters in the baths and outstanding chandeliers and fixtures. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 20 Jan. 2023 The roomy Adirondack Room is most popular, with an artsy four-poster bed made of tree trunks and twigs, a fieldstone fireplace, soaking tub, and doors leading to a small, private terrace. Pamela Wright,, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fieldstone was in 1799

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“Fieldstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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field·​stone ˈfē(ə)ld-ˌstōn How to pronounce fieldstone (audio)
: stone (as in building) in usually unchanged form as taken from nature
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