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stonemason

[stohn-mey-suh n]
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noun
  1. a person who builds with or dresses stone.

Origin of stonemason

First recorded in 1750–60; stone + mason
Related formsstone·ma·son·ry, noun
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stonemason

noun
  1. a person who is skilled in preparing stone for building
Derived Formsstonemasonry, 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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