American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flat slab of stone used as a paving material.
- n. An evenly layered sedimentary rock that can be split into paving stones.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grit or sandstone naturally separating in layers of suitable thickness for flagging; any rock which splits or is capable of being readily split into tabular plates or flags. Usually the layers are parallel to the bedding or stratification of the rock; but there are cases in which the lamination of the material available for flagging is the result of cleavage or jointing.
- n. A flat stone used in paving.
- n. A flat, rectangular piece of rock or stone used for paving or roofing.
- n. One of several types of rock easily split and suitable for making flagstones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See flag, a stone.
- n. stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
“I followed it until it passed through a natural bottleneck, then improvised a deadfall trap by prying a flagstone from the ground, which was not quite frozen, and whittling a trigger from dead sticks.”
“Laja comes in three common types: Laja de Sous is a local flagstone which is the least expensive but rather thin at times.”
“The concrete grinding on the adult pool is complete and they appear to be laying some kind of flagstone down; I only saw one guy doing over the last 4 days, so unless he gets some help, hard to see how this will be complete by month's end.”
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“Look at these carpets," she says as we trundle along the ancient flagstone floors traversing antique Persian rugs.”
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“Houlihan Lawrence A large flagstone terrace overlooks a private lake.”
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“Despite the Cotswold stone, Dickensian shopfront and flagstone floors, the books spilling out from every corner will bring you right back to the present.”
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