Definition of sandstone
: a sedimentary rock consisting of usually quartz sand united by some cement (such as silica or calcium carbonate)
Recent Examples of sandstone from the Web
If demolition eventually is approved, the sandstone would be removed and reused at the Little Red School House in Berea for one of its projects.
For good reason, as the pueblo, built in the 12th century and the oldest continuously operating community in North America, sits atop a sheer-walled 367-foot sandstone bluff.
Hundreds of Australian Aboriginal leaders gathered on Friday at Uluru, a massive sandstone monolith in Australia’s central desert, to call for a road map to a treaty and to enshrine an indigenous representative body in the Constitution.
The excavations revealed more than 400 Roman sling bullets right where the metal detectors indicated, as well as two spherical sandstone missiles known as ballista balls.
The digitized painting finally enters the 3-D realm when Shapeways prints a full-color sandstone model.
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SANDSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sandstone for English Language Learners
: a type of soft stone that is made from grains of sand stuck together
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Definition of sandstone for Students
: rock made of sand held together by a natural cement (as of calcium carbonate)
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