dripstone

[ drip-stohn ]
/ ˈdrɪpˌstoʊn /
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noun

Architecture. a stone molding used as a drip.
calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.

Nearby words

  1. dripless,
  2. drippage,
  3. dripping,
  4. dripping pan,
  5. drippy,
  6. dript,
  7. drisheen,
  8. drivability,
  9. drivage,
  10. drive

Origin of dripstone

First recorded in 1785–95; drip + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for dripstone

dripstone

/ (ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn) /

noun

the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
Also called: label, hood mould architect a drip made of stone
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