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.

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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 Tran designed the interior, going with clear lines, fieldstone, and fluffy, whimsical light fixtures resembling sea anemones. Michael Klein,, "L'anima: Italian BYOB in South Philly from Melagrano duo," 27 June 2018 You might be tempted to collapse for the evening in front of one of the property’s original fieldstone fireplaces. Elizabeth Dunn, WSJ, "A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills," 15 June 2018 Steppingstones lead to a space defined by a fieldstone wall. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Parents add a modern wing to their son’s Vermont farmhouse," 15 June 2018 The kitchen sink is set into the island, while the six-burner Wolf stove is recessed into the east wall, framed by New England six-inch fieldstone. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 485 Deercliff Road, Avon," 20 Oct. 2017

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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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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