stone·​ma·​son | \ ˈstōn-ˌmā-sᵊn How to pronounce stonemason (audio) \

Definition of stonemason

: a mason who builds with stone

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stonemasonry \ ˈstōn-​ˌmā-​sᵊn-​rē How to pronounce stonemasonry (audio) \ noun

Examples of stonemason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump’s itinerant construction crew evolved from an outfit that used to be run by Frank Sanzo, an Italian American stonemason from Yonkers who met Trump in the late 1990s. Anchorage Daily News, "How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status," 9 Aug. 2019 At the cathedral itself, activity resumed Monday under strict new lead-protection measures for the stonemasons, cleanup workers and scientists working on the monument, according to the Culture Ministry. Washington Post, "Lead scrubbed from Paris streets as Notre Dame work resumes," 21 Aug. 2019 Castro's salary matches the hourly mean wage of stonemasons in the New York area, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anchorage Daily News, "How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status," 9 Aug. 2019 The longtime stonemason, who retired in 2014 and is now blind, spoke fondly about his work for Trump and their trips together to Mets and Yankees games. Anchorage Daily News, "How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status," 9 Aug. 2019 Other locals helped create the Japanese garden in the 1960s, including stonemason Oswald Da Ros and garden designer Frank Fujii, whose father, Kintsuchi Fujii, had designed the celebrated prewar Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena. Emily Young, Los Angeles Times, "Beloved Japanese garden reopens at Lotusland in Montecito — but good luck getting in," 26 July 2019 When the couple returned to their home in Vancouver, B.C., Dan, a stonemason, confronted a new life. Amber Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "‘We’re the only ones who understand our situation’: Wives and girlfriends of men in wheelchairs form unique sisterhood," 10 Sep. 2018 Remember, Trump has many supporters who won’t back anything short of a stonemason standing alongside the border with a trowel. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Proposed DACA pathway complicates border wall funding," 25 June 2018 The wronged husband took the couple to court to end the affair and in retaliation the stonemason placed the horned bull facing the shop to remind the baker who his wife really desired. Michael Democker,, "10 unique, legendary places to visit in Florence, Italy: On this spot," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stonemason

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Stonemason.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of stonemason

: a person who cuts, prepares, and builds with stone

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