Definition of soapstone
: a soft stone having a soapy feel and composed essentially of talc, chlorite, and often some magnetite
Recent Examples of soapstone from the Web
Kluger said that the look is similar to vintage soapstone.
Japanese gas grills have been fitted into the sleek matte soapstone surface of every table, where customers will cook their own meat.
The kitchen, added-on in 2001, sports a French stove, a copper farmhouse sink and a large island with a soapstone counter.
Siliceous stones include granite, slate, quartzite, soapstone, and sandstone.
The most common natural stones used to make countertops include granite, soapstone and slate.
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First Known Use of soapstone
SOAPSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soapstone for English Language Learners
: a type of soft stone that feels like soap
SOAPSTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of soapstone for Students
: a soft stone that has a soapy or greasy feeling
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