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copestone

[ kohp-stohn ]

noun

  1. the top stone of a building or other structure.
  2. a stone used for or in coping. cope. coping.
  3. the crown or completion; finishing touch.


copestone

/ ˈkəʊpˌstəʊn /

noun

  1. Also calledcoping stone a stone used to form a coping
  2. Also calledcapstone the stone at the top of a building, wall, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of copestone1

First recorded in 1560–70; cope 2 + stone
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Example Sentences

The copestone which Absalom put on his plot when all was ripe for execution was of a piece with the whole undertaking.

The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago.

For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity.

It was reserved to his successor to raise it, as the martyr had predicted it would be raised, even to the copestone.

The justices and councilors of a supreme court, the copestone of the judiciary, were nominated by the same body.

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