Definition of quernstone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwəːnstəʊn/


chiefly Archaeology
Either of the two circular stones forming a quern, found at prehistoric sites from the Neolithic onwards.
Example sentences
  • Pottery, flint tools, arrowheads, and quernstones (for grinding cereals) were found.
  • Within the border zone on the nearer side of the frontier, the haul of finds during an excavation might consist of two or three shards of Roman pottery, a glass bead or fragment of a glass bangle, some iron fragments, and quernstones.
  • Roman debris was left scattered over the surface of the road, including a Roman boot - just the hobnails survive - a quernstone and broken pottery.

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