stonecutter

[ stohn-kuht-er ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌkʌt ər /

noun

a person who cuts or carves stone.
a machine for cutting or dressing stone.

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Origin of stonecutter

First recorded in 1530–40; stone + cutter

OTHER WORDS FROM stonecutter

stone·cut·ting, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stonecutter

stonecutter
/ (ˈstəʊnˌkʌtə) /

noun

a person who is skilled in cutting and carving stone
a machine used to dress stone

Derived forms of stonecutter

stonecutting, noun
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