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
Recent Examples on the Web In the back, a flagstone patio surrounds a swimming pool and spa. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Dr. Phil’s $5.75 million mansion is one-of-a-kind, unusual even for LA," 7 Jan. 2020 Pathways dotted with flagstone meander to cool retreat spaces tucked under the canopy of the redwoods, around the sprawling lawn, lush garden beds and a colorful rose garden. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A stunning remodel in a gorgeous Hidden Oaks setting," 19 Aug. 2019 At a recent park board meeting, Smith displayed photos of areas where flagstones on the path and retaining wall had shifted. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Park District of Highland Park closes dog beach because of safety concerns," 27 June 2019 There’s a flagstone patio with a swimming pool and spa, as well as a tennis court and 20-car garage. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Last laugh? Gwen Stefani sells L.A.-area home to stand-up comic," 19 Oct. 2019 Also commonly referred to as flagstone or slate, this gray stone is a favorite for patios. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How to Choose to the Right Material For Your Walkway or Patio," 10 Oct. 2019 Flanked by flagstone and shrouded in shrubbery, the single-story home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wrightwood Estates. Los Angeles Times, "Whitney Cummings asks $2 million for architectural abode in Studio City," 5 Sep. 2019 Two decks descend to a flagstone patio with a fire pit in the backyard. Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times, "Redskins President Bruce Allen takes a loss on Virginia mansion," 16 Sep. 2019 Out back, a covered flagstone patio adjoins a swimming pool and spa. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Sandra Bullock’s former Hollywood Hills home goes up for lease at $22,000 a month," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flagstone

1730, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Flagstone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstone. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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