Definition of stonemason in US English:



  • A person who cuts, prepares, and builds with stone.

    • ‘Supported by other construction workers, stonemasons working on the quadrangle of the new University of Melbourne marched to the site of Parliament House on 21 April 1856.’
    • ‘James, a 26-year-old trainee organic farmer, and Tom a mature stonemason, both want to build their own homes without being saddled with a mortgage.’
    • ‘Scaffolding is being put up so stonemasons can begin work on the tower and spire in about three weeks.’
    • ‘There were blacksmiths, carpenters and stonemasons who built and repaired dwellings.’
    • ‘Edinburgh has us to thank for the beautiful buildings in the city which were designed and built by stonemasons, in the days before architects.’
    • ‘Last week stonemasons were working on the surrounding drystone walls in preparation for the unveiling.’
    • ‘He lived for 20 years in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked as a stonemason, often at the artistic end of masonry.’
    • ‘But the stonemasons who built the small parish church in Skelton invested it with the same love and care as they had lavished on York's cathedral.’
    • ‘The damage was discovered by stonemasons carrying out the renovation when they arrived for work on Thursday morning.’
    • ‘The restoration business needed additional stonemasons and bricklayers, but not full time.’
    • ‘While in high school in the late 1940s, Stephen worked summers with his father, who was a stonemason and bricklayer.’
    • ‘Civil engineers, stonemasons, sculptors, hard landscapers, and plumbing and heating engineers are among the firm's list of clients.’
    • ‘Neighbours say the tight-knit village has been shocked to hear of the death of the self-employed stonemason and walling contractor.’
    • ‘Built in 1772 by a local stonemason, it had ended up being used as a boys' prep school.’
    • ‘The area was immediately cleared and scaffolding erected to enable stonemasons to examine the cause of the problem and assess what needs to be done.’
    • ‘Their origins as a firm of stonemasons can be seen in the quality of their stonework, which was described as second to none.’
    • ‘Behind the screen workmen have already gutted the inside of the former church, the roof is being stripped of damaged tiles and stonemasons are cleaning stones and removing badly eroded ones for replacement.’
    • ‘The temple, the first to be built in America entirely from stone, is taking shape with seven master stonemasons in residence.’
    • ‘We did use local stonemasons, but I had to teach them how to build the two-foot-thick walls in a particular style.’
    • ‘No masonry has fallen from St Martin's but stonemasons carrying out routine repairs raised concerns about potential damage in the light of the fatal accident and the bad weather forecast for the coming weekend.’