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[feeld-stohn] /ˈfildˌstoʊn/
unfinished stone as found in fields, especially when used for building purposes.
Origin of fieldstone
1790-1800; field + stone Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fieldstone
  • The architecture of the exterior with exceptional carved limestone and lovely fieldstone is timeless and memorable.
  • The terraces above the valley were stuffed with log mansions, some with a dozen fieldstone fireplaces.
  • The abutments which support the bridge on either bank are of fieldstone.
  • The exterior walls are constructed of fieldstone and mortar that has been stuccoed.
  • The garage is recognized in design due to the use of fieldstone and conformance to its surrounding rustic setting.
  • His style emphasized the use of natural, locally found materials, such as fieldstone walls for porches.
  • The fieldstone used for the chimneys and foundation came from a quarry that was part of the original property.
  • Where concrete surfaces are apparent, it is recommended that native fieldstone facing be applied.
British Dictionary definitions for fieldstone


building stone found in fields
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Word Origin and History for fieldstone

1797, from field (n.) + stone (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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