master mason


  1. (often initial capital letters) a Freemason who has reached the third degree.
  2. an expert mason.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of master mason1

1325–75; Middle English maister masoun

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Example Sentences

Among all these Jean Armour, the daughter of a respectable master-mason in that village, had the chief place in his affections.

The master mason who helped to lay the first stone assisted in fixing the last in the lantern.

The architect, bishop, and master-mason who laid the corner-stone were all living at the completion—a singular circumstance.

Your Graces ambassador, Master Mason, had been placed under restraint, and was only just released.

A week later (28 April) William Pontis, master-mason, was asked to prepare a design for a staircase up to the library.


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