kerbstone

[ kurb-stohn ]
/ ˈkɜrbˌstoʊn /
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noun British.

Definition for kerbstone (2 of 2)

curbstone

[ kurb-stohn ]
/ ˈkɜrbˌstoʊn /

noun

one of the stones, or a range of stones, forming a curb, as along a street.
Also British, kerb·stone.

Origin of curbstone

First recorded in 1785–95; curb + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for kerbstone (1 of 2)

kerbstone

US and Canadian curbstone

/ (ˈkɜːbˌstəʊn) /

noun

one of a series of stones that form a kerb

British Dictionary definitions for kerbstone (2 of 2)

curbstone

/ (ˈkɜːbˌstəʊn) /

noun

the US spelling of kerbstone
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Word Origin and History for kerbstone

curbstone


n.

1791, from curb (n.) + stone (n.).

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