dimension stone Building stone quarried and cut as regular blocks according to specified dimensions, e.g. rectangular, columnar, tabular. Common dimension stones are limestone and granite; nowadays often cut quite thinly and used as cladding panels on top of existing concrete structures, etc. Compare FREESTONE.
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