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  1. a person who cuts or carves stone.
  2. a machine for cutting or dressing stone.
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Origin of stonecutter

First recorded in 1530–40; stone + cutter
Related formsstone·cut·ting, noun
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Examples from the Web for stonecutter

Historical Examples

  • The stonecutter jumped from surprise and switched off a running motor.

    The Wishing Well

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • He wronged nobody but himself, as I made the stonecutter say over his grave.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

    George Alfred Townsend

  • Harry composed it, and Kate copied it carefully for the stonecutter.

  • Hashnu the Stonecutter sat beside the highway cutting stone.

  • Then a man came to prove that Mr. Bradlaugh was rated for Stonecutter Street, a fact no one disputed.

    Annie Besant

    Annie Besant

British Dictionary definitions for stonecutter


  1. a person who is skilled in cutting and carving stone
  2. a machine used to dress stone
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Derived Formsstonecutting, noun
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