Definition of mason's mark in English:

mason's mark


  • A distinctive device carved on stone by the mason who dressed it.

    • ‘‘Many of the mason's marks, with which they used to ‘sign’ their work, can still be seen around the church, and some of them are also found in the Minster.’
    • ‘Some of the stones had been carved as part of architectural features and some carried more than one mason's mark.’
    • ‘If he passed this examination of his skill, he would be admitted to that lodge as a master mason and given a mason's mark that would be unique to him.’
    • ‘The aqueduct has numerous mason's marks on its stones.’
    • ‘The relationship between the various branches and members is established through inscriptions and the use of a twice-broken staff motif as mason's mark and on their seals.’