from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See flag, a stone.

from The 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.
  • n. A flat stone used in paving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones


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