- any construction, as walls or the like, of stone; stone masonry.
- the techniques, processes, work, or art of dressing, setting, or designing in stone.
- Usually stoneworks. (usually used with a singular verb) a place where stone is dressed, as for building.
Origin of stonework
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Examples from the Web for stonework
A piece of stonework that sneezes is far too like a man to be trusted.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
A river cairn is a solid pile of stonework, with, perhaps, a pole in the centre.The Clyde Mystery
In the corner of the cell there was a board let into the stonework.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison
Austin Biron Bidwell
Here there is great height, the arches are pointed, the stonework light.Chelsea
G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
The stonework is of soft grey, and the roof chiefly of well-coloured tiles.The Dukeries
R. Murray Gilchrist
- any structure or part of a building made of stone
- the process of dressing or setting stones
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