Definition of flagstone in English:



  • A flat stone slab, typically rectangular or square, used for paving.

    ‘there was a carpet on the flagstones of the hall’
    as modifier ‘a flagstone terrace’
    • ‘To create the illusion of a dry-stacked wall, which also would have been typical of that time period, he used recessed mortar to hold the flagstone in place.’
    • ‘A husband-and-wife team designed and built this ambitious kidney bean-shaped deck, which is located away from their house, adjacent to a flagstone patio and overlooking a garden pond.’
    • ‘Moss stands in for a lawn, and painstakingly placed stone chips form a flagstone path.’
    • ‘He ran a sinuous path of flagstones down the center of the yard, and built a pavilion at the back of the yard.’
    • ‘A street stretches out in front of me, stone flagstones spreading ahead of me like a carpet welcoming me into the town.’
    • ‘A small outdoor space means every inch must count, so we made sure there was a variety of activity zones, including raised planting beds, a sandbox, and a compact flagstone patio.’
    • ‘Surrounding the slab is a flagstone patio with Japanese black pebbles in the cracks.’
    • ‘The use of flagstones is made simple by applying a load of sand or gravel to the subsoil and digging the flagstones into the sand or gravel.’
    • ‘The pathways are paved with flagstones or crushed stones.’
    • ‘The convincing patterns of paving bricks or flagstones left behind look great and come at a fraction of the trouble of the real thing.’
    • ‘In addition, several thousand square feet of flagstone paving were used for the pool area and sidewalks.’
    • ‘A mosaic of paving stones, red flagstones, cobblestones, and sandstone lintels salvaged from a demolished school form the paving and low walls.’
    • ‘Even for a novice do-it-yourselfer, installing a mortarless flagstone path is a practically foolproof project.’
    • ‘Within its walls, a flagstone terrace and spa are connected by two gravel-covered terraces.’
    • ‘Sometimes, a layer of mortar and brick or flagstone can be placed on top of an old slab, yielding a very attractive and properly sloped surface.’
    • ‘I leaned against the glass door of the telephone booth, staring at fat, perfect raindrops bouncing off the shining flagstones of the square.’
    • ‘Around the doors, carved into the stone walls and the flagstones at his feet, are a series of immense concentric circles.’
    • ‘Although steps must be mortared for safety, pavers and flagstones on level ground can be dry-laid in sand, which allows water and oxygen to reach tree roots below.’
    • ‘I stepped from the chip stones, onto the flagstone paving which led around the side of the house, I turned the corner to see the most amazing garden!’
    • ‘At least one criminal gang is targeting properties in Oldham and stealing items like roof slates, coping stones, flagstones and walls.’
    paving slab, paving stone, stone block, slab, flag, sett
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