sandstone

noun sand·stone \ ˈsan(d)-ˌstōn \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of sandstone

: a sedimentary rock consisting of usually quartz sand united by some cement (such as silica or calcium carbonate)

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First Known Use of sandstone

1609


SANDSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

sandstone

noun

Definition of sandstone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft stone that is made from grains of sand stuck together


SANDSTONE Defined for Kids

sandstone

noun sand·stone \ ˈsand-ˌstōn \

Definition of sandstone for Students

: rock made of sand held together by a natural cement (as of calcium carbonate)


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