Definition of coping stone in English:

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coping stone

Pronunciation: /ˈkōpiNG ˈˌstōn/


Chiefly British term for copestone.
Example sentences
  • At least one criminal gang is targeting properties in Oldham and stealing items like roof slates, coping stones, flagstones and walls.
  • A leak may actually be caused by masonry cracks, loose coping stones, window sealants or other wall- and glazing-related problems, so there may be no need to reroof.
  • It seems he didn't know what happened on the line to Cheltenham where it was at once found that the cylinders were too wide and cut away the coping stones of the platforms on the whole of this section.

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Syllabification: cop·ing stone

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