noun Date: 1730 flag V

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  • Flagstone — is a type of flat stone, usually used for paving slabs, but also for making fences or roofing. It may also be used for making memorials or headstones in a cemetery. It also refers to Pennsylvania Bluestone, a stone from northeastern Pennsylvania… …   Wikipedia

  • Flagstone — Flag stone , n. A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See {Flag}, a stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flagstone — (n.) 1730, from FLAG (Cf. flag) (n.2) flat, split stone + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flagstone — ► NOUN ▪ a flat square or rectangular stone slab, used for paving …   English terms dictionary

  • flagstone — [flag′stōn΄] n. [ FLAG2 + STONE] 1. any hard stone that splits into flat pieces used in paving walks, terraces, etc. 2. a piece of such stone …   English World dictionary

  • flagstone — UK [ˈflæɡˌstəʊn] / US [ˈflæɡˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms flagstone : singular flagstone plural flagstones a hard flat piece of stone used for making a path or floor …   English dictionary

  • flagstone — noun the landscapers unearthed a beautiful flagstone walkway, perhaps laid a hundred years ago Syn: paving slab, paving stone, slab, flag …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • flagstone — /flag stohn /, n. 1. Also called flag. a flat stone slab used esp. for paving. 2. flagstones, a walk, terrace, etc., paved with flagstones. 3. rock, as sandstone or shale, suitable for splitting into flagstones. [1720 30; FLAG4 + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • flagstone — noun /ˈflæɡ.stəʊn/ a) A flat, rectangular piece of rock or stone used for paving or roofing. b) One of several types of rock easily split and suitable for making flagstones …   Wiktionary

  • flagstone — Synonyms and related words: Tarmac, Tarvia, adobe, ashlar, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, brick, bricks and mortar, cement, clinker, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, covering materials, curb, curbing, curbstone, edgestone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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