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 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 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

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First Known Use of stonemason

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Stonemason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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

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