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[stohn-mey-suh n] /ˈstoʊnˌmeɪ sən/
a person who builds with or dresses stone.
Origin of stonemason
First recorded in 1750-60; stone + mason
Related forms
stonemasonry, noun Unabridged
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  • She's the wife of a stonemason who lives at the bottom of the village, near the shore.

    The Treasure of Heaven Marie Corelli
  • A stonemason working in the churchyard came to my assistance.

  • This was made by one Gerard Janssen, a stonemason of some repute.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Hugh Miller, the great geologist, began life as a stonemason.

    Short Studies in Ethics John Ormsby Miller
  • She married Michael Forrester, a stonemason, and had five children.

  • Hoole, the stonemason, was not rude, but he was as firm as Tait & Taplin in his refusal.

    Peccavi E. W. Hornung
  • So we mourn as the stonemason decrees, or after the example and pattern of the Smiths next door.

  • We got a good supply by the time the stonemason and his son arrived.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • Page 222, line 14, for by entering the stonemason's yard, read in the new excavations.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for stonemason


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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