copestone

[ kohp-stohn ]
/ ˈkoʊpˌstoʊn /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. copernican system,
  2. copernicium,
  3. copernicus,
  4. copernicus, nicolaus,
  5. copesetic,
  6. copht,
  7. copiague,
  8. copiapó,
  9. copier,
  10. copihue

Origin of copestone

First recorded in 1560–70; cope2 + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for copestone

copestone

/ (ˈkəʊpˌstəʊn) /

noun

Also called: coping stone a stone used to form a coping
Also called: capstone the stone at the top of a building, wall, etc
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