Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flat slab of stone used as a paving material.
  • noun An evenly layered sedimentary rock that can be split into paving stones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A flat stone used in paving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flat, rectangular piece of rock or stone used for paving or roofing.
  • noun One of several types of rock easily split and suitable for making flagstones.

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

  • noun stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • Laja comes in three common types: Laja de Sous is a local flagstone which is the least expensive but rather thin at times.

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  • Laja comes in three common types: Laja de Sous is a local flagstone which is the least expensive but rather thin at times.

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  • 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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  • By the way, I do not mean that the sons carry on the "flagstone" business), "and he owned tew or t'ree boots and stored 'em hisself.

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  • The 10,000-square-foot home is on 500 acres of land in Calistoga and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a guesthouse and caretaker's unit, a private pond, a bocce ball court, an olive farm, a skeet-shooting range, a professional grade equestrian stable, a full-size basketball court and a sun-drenched pool surrounded by flagstone and offering an unbelievable view of Knights Valley.

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  • Houlihan Lawrence A large flagstone terrace overlooks a private lake.

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  • There's a large flagstone terrace that overlooks the lake.

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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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  • The 10,000-square-foot home is on 500 acres of land in Calistoga and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a guesthouse and caretaker's unit, a private pond, a bocce ball court, an olive farm, a skeet-shooting range, a professional grade equestrian stable, a full-size basketball court and a sun-drenched pool surrounded by flagstone and offering an unbelievable view of Knights Valley.

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