cut stone

  1. a stone or stonework dressed to a relatively fine finish with tools other than hammers.

Origin of cut stone

First recorded in 1800–10

Words Nearby cut stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cut stone in a sentence

  • He taught the Filipinos to cut stone and mix mortar, to weave cloth and make garments.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • Each tower contained, as a rule, two chambers, was built of carefully cut stone and vaulted inside with brick.

    The Walls of Constantinople | Bernard Granville Baker
  • It is now on the market as kunzite, and a cut stone of one karat in weight sells for fifty dollars and more.

    The Heritage of the Hills | Arthur P. Hankins
  • Cuinn barely glanced at the cut stone and tossed it back, pointing out one of the packhorses.

    The Door Through Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • A feeling which is often entirely wanting in cut stone when used to reproduce animal and plant forms.