stonework

[ stohn-wurk ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌwɜrk /

noun

any construction, as walls or the like, of stone; stone masonry.
the techniques, processes, work, or art of dressing, setting, or designing in stone.
Usually stoneworks. (usually used with a singular verb) a place where stone is dressed, as for building.

Nearby words

  1. stonewall riot,
  2. stonewalling,
  3. stoneware,
  4. stonewash,
  5. stonewashed,
  6. stonewort,
  7. stoney,
  8. stoney creek,
  9. stonington,
  10. stonk

Origin of stonework

before 1000; Middle English stoonwerk, Old English stānweorc. See stone, work

Related formsstone·work·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stonework

stonework

/ (ˈstəʊnˌwɜːk) /

noun

any structure or part of a building made of stone
the process of dressing or setting stones
Derived Formsstoneworker, noun

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