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(ˈkɜːbˌstəʊn) or


(Building) one of a series of stones that form a kerb
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Noun1.kerbstone - a paving stone forming part of a curb
curb, curbing, kerb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
paving stone - a stone used for paving
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حَجَر حافَّة الرَّصيف
obrubný kameň
kaldırım taşıkenar taşı


N (Brit) [ˈkɜːbstəʊn]piedra f del bordillo
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(kəːb) noun
(especially American curb) an edging, usually of stone, round a raised area, especially a pavement. The old lady stepped off the kerb right in front of a car.
ˈkerbstone noun
a stone used as part of a kerb.
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References in classic literature ?
He had been standing by the kerbstone without speaking to anybody-- save that at last to myself he said, "For the love of Christ give me a groat!" in a voice so hoarse and broken that I started, and felt a queer sensation in my heart, although I did not give him a groat.
You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days.
Olive Moreton gave a little start as the long, grey, racing car came noiselessly to a standstill by the side of the kerbstone. Captain Granet raised his hat and leaned from the driving seat towards her.
He contacted the Mail after reading about the badly installed kerbstone in Turves Green, Northfield which rose two inches above the pavement and caused an elderly man to fall and cut himself.
And he was left with a fractured skull and brain injury when the back of his head struck the kerbstone.
Everest Industries in Runcorn is developing a reusable kerbstone made from recycled plastic as an alternative to concrete.
Local councillor Reg Corns complained about the dangerous kerbstone after an 82-year-old man tripped and cut his face.
Tony Barker, spokesman for the councilrun cemetery, said: "It is a kerbstone just big enough to bear the epitaph Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Normally ice-cool Claudia, 37, took an inelegant backward tumble as she momentarily lost her balance while posing on a kerbstone in Central Park for legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld.