sand·​stone ˈsan(d)-ˌstōn How to pronounce sandstone (audio)
: a sedimentary rock consisting of usually quartz sand united by some cement (such as silica or calcium carbonate)

Examples of sandstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand’s first Australia property is set inside a more than a century-old sandstone tower — formerly home to the city’s Department of Education and listed in the State Heritage Register for New South Wales. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 9 July 2024 The formation is a 10-foot wide, 100-foot deep crack through a sandstone escarpment into a gorge. Korrin Bishop, Southern Living, 4 July 2024 Look for the giant white cross rising from the sand beneath sandstone cliffs. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 1 July 2024 Made of red sandstone, the pilaster depicts the Hindu god Krishna lifting Mount Govardhana, a sacred site in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. News Desk, Artforum, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for sandstone 

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sandstone was in 1609

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“Sandstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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sand·​stone -ˌstōn How to pronounce sandstone (audio)
: a rock made of sand held together by a natural cement

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