Definition of “flagstone” - English Dictionary


“flagstone” in English

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flagstonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflæɡ.stəʊn/ us /ˈflæɡ.stoʊn/ also mainly UK flag

Examples from literature

  • A low passage gives access to a number of small chambers constructed of flagstones. 
  • Grass sprouted between the pebbles and a greenish stain lay upon the flagstones. 
  • He did not notice her, she had come so quietly and cautiously over the flagstones. 
  • He looked down at the chalk map drawn on the flagstones. 
  • The flagstones of the floor had been torn up, and a great hollow cavern had been dug below. 

(Definition of “flagstone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“flagstone” in American English

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flagstonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈflæɡˌstoʊn/ also flag, /flæɡ/

a flat piece of stone used esp. outside a building to make floors, stairs, and paths

(Definition of “flagstone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)