copestone

copestone
cope•stone
[[t]ˈkoʊpˌstoʊn[/t]] n.
1) bui the top stone of a building or other structure
2) bui a stone used for or in coping
3) bui the crown or completion; finishing touch
Etymology: 1560–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Copestone — Cope stone , n. (Arch.) A stone for coping. See {Coping}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copestone — [kōp′stōn΄] n. 1. a) the uppermost stone in a structure b) any of the stones in a coping 2. the highest point, as of achievement …   English World dictionary

  • copestone — noun Date: 1567 1. a stone forming a coping 2. a finishing touch ; crown …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • copestone — /kohp stohn /, n. 1. the top stone of a building or other structure. 2. a stone used for or in coping. 3. the crown or completion; finishing touch. [1560 70; COPE2 + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • copestone — noun capstone …   Wiktionary

  • copestone — n. upper stone of a building or other structure; final touch; crowning achievement; stone that forms the top of wall …   English contemporary dictionary

  • copestone — cope·stone …   English syllables

  • copestone — /ˈkoʊpstoʊn/ (say kohpstohn) noun → coping stone …  

  • copestone — n. 1 = coping stone. 2 a finishing touch. Etymology: COPE(2) + STONE …   Useful english dictionary

  • copingstone — noun Date: 1778 chiefly British copestone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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