flag·​stone ˈflag-ˌstōn How to pronounce flagstone (audio)
plural flagstones
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web My favorite part of the house is a huge flagstone wall – no fireplace – just a beautiful stone wall that was perfect for placing a custom concrete and steel 10-foot table against, designed and built by my architect friend. Liz Logan, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Don’t switch to flagstones just because of the weed and tripping issues. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 The house with four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms comes with a primary suite with steam shower and dressing room, a great room with flagstone floors, a glass pocket door, an office, a home theater, five HVACs, a five-car garage, an outdoor kitchen and a rooftop fitness studio. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, 1 Jan. 2024 The flagstone plaza facing the Church of the Nativity, a pilgrimage site for Christians the world over, is usually bustling at this time of year, but most of the souvenir shops and restaurants lining it are tightly shuttered. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 Interior finishes include a mix of irregular flagstone and black walnut flooring, intricately detailed vaulted ceilings, a limestone staircase, and Venetian plaster walls. Mark David, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 In England, too, moss grows so abundantly in some places that gardeners forage it from their own properties, in the process tidying flagstone paths and outdoor steps. Jenny Comita, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Li chose an inky black similar to PPG Witchcraft for a deeper take on the home's slate flagstone facade. Rima Suqi, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 Inside are flagstone floors, exposed stone walls, and a grand dining room on the garden level. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flagstone was in 1730

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“Flagstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstone. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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