stonemason


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stone·ma·son

 (stōn′mā′sən)
n.
One that prepares and lays stones in building.

stone′ma′son·ry n.

stonemason

(ˈstəʊnˌmeɪsən)
n
(Building) a person who is skilled in preparing stone for building
ˈstoneˌmasonry n

stone•ma•son

(ˈstoʊnˌmeɪ sən)

n.
a person who builds with or dresses stone.
[1750–60]
stone′ma`son•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonemason - a craftsman who works with stone or brickstonemason - a craftsman who works with stone or brick
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
Translations

stonemason

[ˈstəʊnˌmeɪsn] Nalbañil mf; (in quarry) → cantero m

stonemason

[ˈstəʊnmeɪsən] ntailleur/euse m/f de pierre(s)

stonemason

[ˈstəʊnˌmeɪsn] nscalpellino
References in classic literature ?
You remember that a stonemason, named Slater, walking from Forest Row about one o'clock in the morning--two days before the murder--stopped as he passed the grounds and looked at the square of light still shining among the trees.
A STONEMASON from Durham Cathedral has shown he is just as skilled working with paper by winning a special award.
Master stonemason Alan Ash - who has created some of the most beautiful and enduring rock walls, arches and buildings around, using techniques that date back about as far as civilization itself - came to his life's work almost accidentally.
Kind-hearted listeners flooded Cork Red FM with offers of help after hearing the plight of unemployed stonemason Robert Curran.
Stonemason Toby Johnson works on the window traceries at the Old Grammar School, in Hales Street, in the city centre | Stonemason Toby Johnson works on the window traceries at the Old Grammar School, in Hales Street, in the city centre
Retired Sergeant Major turned stonemason Paul Edwards, 48, constructed the Welsh slate monument at Colwyn Bay's Royal British Legion.
Now, as the congregation prepare for his arrival at Durham Cathedral, stonemason Nigel Mawson has carved his name into a stone plaque that lists the names of all the Bishops of Durham.
The 33-year-old stonemason had an accident with a machine that damaged his face and crushed his upper jaw, reports the Associated Press.
The Loftus Stonemason, who is working on a rough cut sandstone block using a mallet and chisel, represents all local stonemasons.
Master mason Darren Steele, head of the cathedral's stonemason team and a stonemason of 31 years, said: "My team and I have really enjoyed the restoration work and take pride in the finished product.
On the other hand, my stonemason grandfather, coming from a Pembrokeshire family, centred on Haverfordwest, but having members from Narberth to Nevern, was aware of the diversity in Pembrokeshire, let alone Wales.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS To be a stonemason you should: be able to follow plans and drawings; be careful and methodical, and able to work within safety procedures; have good co-ordination and manual skills for cutting, shaping and fixing stone; have artistic and drawing ability for the decorative aspects of the work; be physically fit and strong; be comfortable working at heights if intending to become a fixer mason; be able to work well as part of a team.