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cope·stone

 (kōp′stōn)
n.
A capstone.

[cope + stone.]
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copestone

(ˈkəʊpˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Building) Also called: coping stone a stone used to form a coping
2. (Building) Also called: capstone the stone at the top of a building, wall, etc
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cope•stone

(ˈkoʊpˌstoʊn)

n.
1. the top stone of a building or other structure.
2. a stone used for or in coping.
3. the crown or completion; finishing touch.
[1560–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copestone - a final touchcopestone - a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination
touch - deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
2.copestone - a stone that forms the top of wall or building
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
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"
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Translations

copestone

[ˈkəʊpstəʊn] N(piedra f de) albardilla f
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copestone

n
(Archit) → Abdeckplatte f
(fig, of career etc) → Krönung f; (of theory)Schlussstein m
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References in classic literature ?
The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago.
On opening the little door, two hairy monsters flew at my throat, bearing me down, and extinguishing the light; while a mingled guffaw from Heathcliff and Hareton put the copestone on my rage and humiliation.
Carefully remove the copestones and place them in a line about 9 feet away, arranging them on edge, roughly how they'll be placed back on the wall.