Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

coping

play
noun cop·ing \ˈkō-piŋ\

Simple Definition of coping

  • architecture : the top layer of a brick or stone wall that is usually higher on one end than the other to allow rain to be carried off easily

Full Definition of coping

  1. :  the covering course of a wall usually with a sloping top

1601

First Known Use of coping

1601

Other Building Terms



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ