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 imposing granite structure, shaped by Italian stonemasons, served as the summer home of Frederick Bourne, the fifth President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 10 Aug. 2023 The age-old techniques that many of these stonemasons, carpenters, and metalsmiths inherited from their fathers and grandfathers helped give the project its authenticity. Zoe Gowen, Southern Living, 10 July 2023 Historians have documented that the Steiner family of carpenters and stonemasons built 100 cabins, mostly on wooded land between Brightwood and Government Camp from 1928 to 1952. Jeastman, oregonlive, 14 June 2023 Harder to replace: dancers, stonemasons and steelworkers. David Ingram, NBC News, 16 May 2023 To implement their design, then collaborated with stonemason Jee-Shaun Wang (follow @jeeshaun), who carved the basin into the rock by hand. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 19 May 2023 Born in Nantes in western France in 1968, Bourieau studied art at the Academy of Nantes before joining the prestigious French stonemasons guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France. Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle, Forbes, 7 May 2023 Artist Chas Fagan, who created all the sculptures in the Human Rights Porch, worked off photos and videos provided by Wiesel's family to fashion a clay image of Wiesel's head that cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan and head stonemason Joe Alonso used to make a plaster model. Ashraf Khalil, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021 In 1905, the original arm, flexed rather than extended, showed up in a Roman stonemason’s shop, but the Vatican did not install it until 1957; a persistent local legend held that the replacement arm had been installed by none other than Michelangelo. Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2023.

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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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