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 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 Like several Breuer creations to hit the market in New England recently, the Rand House is an efficient composition of glass and fieldstone nestled in extensive woodlands—almost eight acres in this case. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Midcentury home of legendary graphic designer Paul Rand hits the market for $895K," 21 Aug. 2018 The fieldstone structure’s previous owners updated the house with a cedar-shingled addition and brought it back to a near-original state. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "9 vacation homes to fuel your wanderlust," 30 July 2018 What’s special about the former farmhouse is that most of the layout of the original structure was maintained, and its original fieldstone walls and deep windowsills still can be seen. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone farmhouse in Cedarburg has grown but kept its rustic vibe," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of fieldstone

1799, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

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“Fieldstone.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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