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coping

Syllabification: cop·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkōpiNG
 
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Definition of coping in English:

noun

The top, typically sloping, course of a brick or stone wall.
Example sentences
  • The diagrams demonstrate the great variety and uses for stone wall copings.
  • The programme involves essential repairs to the roof, gutters, stone copings, internal plasterwork, rewiring, redecoration and upgrading of the central heating system.
  • The original wall was built of beige coloured brick with blue header copings.

Origin

mid 16th century: from the verb cope2, originally meaning 'dress in a cope', hence 'to cover'.

Words that rhyme with coping

roping

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