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 New flagstone walkways were designed to flow through the garden area. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 16 Apr. 2022 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, 14 Apr. 2022 Mature trees, lawn, an expansive flagstone patio, walkways and English gardens complete the grounds. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 The upward sloping roofs in both wings conferred a generosity to the rooms’ modest dimensions, as did extensive floor-to-ceiling window walls that splashed sunlight across the flagstone floors and opened to the greenery outside. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2022 The building includes a backyard flagstone patio and is minutes from the Smithsonian National Zoo. The Week Staff, The Week, 6 Feb. 2022 Norway pines grow up through the building, flagstone from a nearby quarry lines the floor, and every table in the dining room has a view of the lake through the wall of windows that face it. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Nov. 2021 For Johns, this means flags, flagstone patterns, silverware, cast body parts, sign language, and images of the Mona Lisa and existent systems like maps, numbers, and the alphabet. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 22 Sep. 2021 Shawna refaced the fireplace with handpicked flagstone. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of flagstone

1730, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2022

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“Flagstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstone. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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