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 Privacy hedges guard the front, and out back, there’s a tropical backyard with a fountain and flagstone patio. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Actor Craig Robert Young lists Hollywood Hills haunt where SAG was born," 19 Nov. 2020 Beyond the net, anchoring a far corner of the backyard, is one of the water features: a recirculating waterfall that tumbles down stacks of flagstone and river rocks. Tribune Media Services, al, "Alabama native’s private golf course modeled after Augusta at his Tennessee home," 14 Nov. 2020 These retreats are webbed together by pilgrims’ paths of mossy flagstone. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "A storyteller walking the world stumbles across a 2,000-year-old civilization along a fabled river," 4 Nov. 2020 To do that, Stevens overlaid the existing aggregate deck with Oklahoma flagstone in various shades of brown. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "This $600,000 outdoor renovation at Hill Country Village home in San Antonio took 2 years," 16 Oct. 2020 Instead, the pool has a thin flagstone lip that separates it from the grass. Washington Post, "Annapolis house has sweeping water views in every room," 18 Jan. 2019 The outdoor living spaces and flagstone terraces provide the perfect setting to enjoy sunset views over the Cherry Hills Country Club golf course and the Rocky Mountains. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "February’s active real estate market leads to two significant home sales," 20 Mar. 2020 Most mornings, in these days of isolation and social distancing, Laurel Forney runs with light footfalls across a path of flagstone and pebble to her shaded backyard fence. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Youngster and older San Antonio neighbors maintain friendship by way of window in backyard fence," 1 June 2020 Its seawall includes a flagstone patio next to the water. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "This might be the grandest mansion ever built at Windmill Pointe," 16 May 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flagstone.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of flagstone

1730, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flagstone

Time Traveler for flagstone

Time Traveler

The first known use of flagstone was in 1730

See more words from the same year

Statistics for flagstone

Cite this Entry

“Flagstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstone. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for flagstone



English Language Learners Definition of flagstone

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on flagstone

Nglish: Translation of flagstone for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of flagstone for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about flagstone

Comments on flagstone

What made you want to look up flagstone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!