stone·​ma·​son ˈstōn-ˌmā-sᵊn How to pronounce stonemason (audio)
: a mason who builds with stone
stonemasonry noun

Examples of stonemason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restoration is a yearslong process, one that involves a fleet of laborers and specialists: stonemasons, carpenters, structural engineers, architects, urban planners. John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 But by the time Simon Warrack, a British stonemason with a fascination for ancient ruins, stumbled upon the scene in 2007, all that remained of them were the four feet, still attached to pedestals. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Nearly 100 stonemasons helped to excavate the stone from around the property. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2024 Each Saturday, a stonemason carves a new letter of the poem — drafted by members of a local poet’s guild — into a cobblestone and places it in the ground. Richard Fisher, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for stonemason 

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Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stonemason was in 1748

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“Stonemason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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stone·​ma·​son ˈstōn-ˌmās-ᵊn How to pronounce stonemason (audio)
: a mason who builds with stone

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