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 stonemason (audio) \ noun

Examples of stonemason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Read an excerpt from Leigh Bardugo's short story collection, The Lives of Saints," 2 Oct. 2020 In twelfth-century Florence, 14 guilds called Arti Minori represented the interests of a range of artisans in petty trades, from butchers and stonemasons to innkeepers and bakers. Vanessa A. Bee, The New Republic, "A Quiet Workplace Revolution in the Shadow of Silicon Valley," 3 June 2020 According to a brief report today in the Washington Post, a stonemason recently found boxes containing more than 5,000 respirator masks in the crypt level of the historic church, better known as the Washington National Cathedral. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Someone Who Isn't Nicolas Cage Found Respirator Masks in the Crypt of Washington National Cathedral," 25 Mar. 2020 The son of a Venetian stonemason, his effort to preserve ruins forever through printmaking illustrates the paradox implicit in the representation of decay. Washington Post, "What ruins can teach us about beauty and decay," 7 Feb. 2020 The Gothic Revival structure, believed to have been built by stonemason John Kusch in 1885, housed a Mexican restaurant, La Fonda Santa Anita, during HemisFair ‘68. Scott Huddleston,, "Historic Hemisfair structure to be restored," 12 Feb. 2020 Throughout the course of 1938, Rowe, with the help of an Italian stonemason, built a home in a small town on the shoreline of Connecticut. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, "True Story: I Grew Up in a Haunted House," 6 Feb. 2020 He was caught by a few stonemasons working outside. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "US tourists helped thwart theft of Magna Carta from English cathedral," 29 Jan. 2020 The stonemasons, their tools, the trees, the money, the nuns, have gone to the other side. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Harper's magazine, "Leftovers," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of stonemason

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 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stonemason

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

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