[stohn-mey-suh n]


a person who builds with or dresses stone.

Origin of stonemason

First recorded in 1750–60; stone + mason
Related formsstone·ma·son·ry, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stonemason

Contemporary Examples of stonemason

  • Stonemason engineers began inspecting each stone of the complex to ensure that the foundation was still intact.

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Historical Examples of stonemason

British Dictionary definitions for stonemason



a person who is skilled in preparing stone for building
Derived Formsstonemasonry, noun
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Word Origin and History for stonemason

1758, from stone (n.) + mason. Another name for the profession was hard-hewer (15c.).

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