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stonemason

[stohn-mey-suh n] /ˈstoʊnˌmeɪ sən/
noun
1.
a person who builds with or dresses stone.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; stone + mason
Related forms
stonemasonry, noun
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  • He was trained as a stonemason, but his potential must have been clear, because he had a knack for finding mentors.
  • Suggesting the work of a stonemason, they broke into uniform blocks when they were exposed to the surface.
  • Details in the stonework also show the hand of a skilled stonemason.
British Dictionary definitions for stonemason

stonemason

/ˈstəʊnˌmeɪsən/
noun
1.
a person who is skilled in preparing stone for building
Derived Forms
stonemasonry, noun
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Word Origin and History for stonemason
n.

1758, from stone (n.) + mason. Another name for the profession was hard-hewer (15c.).

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