flagstone

[ flag-stohn ]
/ ˈflægˌstoʊn /

noun

Also called flag. a flat stone slab used especially for paving.
flagstones, a walk, terrace, etc., paved with flagstones.
rock, as sandstone or shale, suitable for splitting into flagstones.

Origin of flagstone

First recorded in 1720–30; flag4 + stone
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flagstone

flag

/ (ˈflæɡˌstəʊn) /

noun

a hard fine-textured rock, such as a sandstone or shale, that can be split up into slabs for paving
a slab of such a rock

Word Origin for flagstone

C15 flag (in the sense: sod, turf), from Old Norse flaga slab; compare Old English flæcg plaster, poultice
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Word Origin and History for flagstone

flagstone


n.

1730, from flag (n.2) "flat, split stone" + stone (n.).

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