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cop·ing

 (kō′pĭng)
n.
The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.

[From cope.]

coping

(ˈkəʊpɪŋ)
n
(Building) the sloping top course of a wall, usually made of masonry or brick. Also called: cope

cop•ing

(ˈkoʊ pɪŋ)

n.
1. a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like.
2. a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a molding.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wallcoping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations

coping

[ˈkəʊpɪŋ]
A. N (Constr) → albardilla f, mojinete m
B. CPD coping stone N = copestone

coping

n (Archit) → Mauerkrone f

coping

:
coping saw
nLaubsäge f
coping stone
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