flag·​stone | \ ˈflag-ˌstōn How to pronounce flagstone (audio) \
plural flagstones

Definition of flagstone

: a hard stone with uniform internal layers that split easily into flat pieces suitable for paving We chose flagstone for the walkway. flagstone steps also : a piece of such stone The patio is paved with flagstones.

called also flag

Examples of flagstone in a Sentence

a walkway paved with flagstones

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The large flagstone floor was warmed by a grid of hot-water pipes, the water heated by a large stone fireplace. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "You Could Live Here Alone Forever," 11 Jan. 2017 The centerpiece of the home is the sunburst-style stone hearth that anchors the living room, while French doors open up to a flagstone patio and sprawling beachfront lawn. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Historic 1948 ‘hobbit house’ with lake views asks $2.75M," 23 July 2018 Located in the town of Katy, Texas, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence sits on an acre of land and centers on a spacious den that features soaring wood ceilings and a flagstone fireplace to complement floor-to-ceiling views of the backyard. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Texas ranch house on one lush acre asks $700K," 27 July 2018 The formal dining room opens to a step-down living room, which shares a two-sided flagstone fireplace with a billiards/game room. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property: A potpourri of sorts," 31 Mar. 2018 Gone are the 1960s exterior vibe and flagstone accents from Jarreau's tenure. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Jazz and pop great Al Jarreau's onetime Tarzana residence finds a buyer," 7 May 2018 Work on the home — a two-story clad in clapboard and flagstone — began a little more than a year ago. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Army veteran, family receive new house from Operation Finally Home," 9 June 2018 Another struck a flagstone near her feet, leaving a smell of crushed rock in the air. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The geopolitics of the afterlife get messy in the new sci-fi spy novel Summerland," 17 June 2018 Outside is a large flagstone patio overlooking the substantial grounds, an outdoor shower and a vegetable garden. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Outdoor showers aren't just for the Shore," 12 June 2018

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1730, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flagstone

: a hard, flat piece of stone that is used for making paths

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