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1. One that cuts or carves stone.
2. A machine that is used to dress stone.

stone′cut′ting n.
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1. (Building) a person who is skilled in cutting and carving stone
2. (Building) a machine used to dress stone
ˈstoneˌcutting n
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(ˈstoʊnˌkʌt ər)

a person or machine that cuts, carves, or dresses stone.
stone′cut`ting, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonecutter - someone who cuts or carves stonestonecutter - someone who cuts or carves stone  
quarrier, quarryman - a man who works in a quarry
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[ˈstəʊnˌkʌtəʳ] n (person) → scalpellino; (machine) → mola
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References in classic literature ?
There are native tanners, shoemakers, weavers, blacksmiths, stonecutters, and other artificers attached to each establishment.
Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters. When the thirty centuries begin to look down on it, mankind begin to look up at it.
The men were employed as shoemakers, ropemakers, blacksmiths, tailors, carpenters, and stonecutters; and in building a new prison, which was pretty far advanced towards completion.
There could not have been more fragments of stone strewn broadcast over this part of the world, if every ten square feet of the land had been occupied by a separate and distinct stonecutter's establishment for an age.
The sea-winds coming ashore on Stonecutter's point, fresh from the fierce turmoil of the waves, howled violently at the unmoved heaps of black boulders holding up steadily short-armed, high crosses against the tremendous rush of the invisible.
An old story tells of three stonecutters who were asked what they were doing.
The spectacular lattice work made of stones built step-by-step still receives the tribute of the stonecutters of that time.
Expertise, longevity and prosperity Superlative craftsmanship passed down through generations of Indian stonecutters bears a winning testament to Indian jewellery and its glorious 5,000-year history.
'Yield' focuses on the lives of Jomar, who silts the ocean for gold; siblings April, Ariel and Rommel, who are stonecutters; Alex and Glady Mae, who are both afflicted with hydrocephalus since birth; Essam, who is training to be a child warrior; and Edralen and Jason, who harvest and transport vegetables, with the latter even being crippled with spinal problems from their work.
As it's turned out, getting Columbus locals to engage with their built environment and increasing the city's stature in the design world at large have gone hand in hand: Local metal shops, stonecutters, a concrete company, and others are helping fabricate the installations, and the area's contractors have gone "above and beyond," Surak says.