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

Definition of stonemason

: a mason who builds with stone

Other Words from stonemason

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

Examples of stonemason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their great-great-grandfather, Jirí, allegedly shoved a Roma stonemason from a steeple in Prague, inaugurating a series of mishaps and pratfalls handed down the ladder of generations. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 Thomas Carlyle was born in 1795 in the village of Ecclefechan, in the Lowlands of Scotland, the son of a stonemason. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Papoli had quit his homeland years ago to set up shop as a stonemason here in neighboring Iran, just outside Tehran. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 Winemaker Michael Garofola is the great-grandson of an Italian stonemason that, like Comini, came to America looking for a better life. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 13 Nov. 2021 Its most famous ghost is Michael, a 17-year-old stonemason who, according to the lore, fell to his death in 1886 while trying to wave to a girl. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 The Asaa mermaid was created by Palle Moerk, a local artist and stonemason who carves both gravestones and figurative sculptures; among the latter, pigs, owls, and human hands making gestures (both obscene and not) are favored themes. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 The President’s paternal great-grandfather was a stonemason whose grave is in Loudon Park Cemetery. Jacques Kelly,, 31 July 2021 One scout still climbed the slope every morning and another replaced him every night, and if one of them occasionally fell asleep or the other spent his hours kissing Marina Trevich, the stonemason’s daughter, who was to know? Ew Staff,, 2 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of stonemason

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Stonemason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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