[ kob-uh l-stohn ]
/ ˈkɒb əlˌstoʊn /


a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving.

Origin of cobblestone

First recorded in 1400–50, cobblestone is from the late Middle English word cobylstone. See cobble1, stone
Related formscob·ble·stoned, adjective
Can be confusedboulder cobblestone granule pebble rock stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cobblestone


/ (ˈkɒbəlˌstəʊn) /


a rounded stone used for pavingSometimes shortened to: cobble Compare sett
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Word Origin and History for cobblestone



late 14c., kobilstane; see cobble (n.) + stone (n.).

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