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1quoin

noun \ˈkin, ˈkwin\

Definition of QUOIN

1
a :  a solid exterior angle (as of a building)
b :  one of the members (as a block) forming a quoin and usually differentiated from the adjoining walls by material, texture, color, size, or projection
2
:  the keystone or a voussoir of an arch
3
:  a wooden or expandable metal block used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

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Origin of QUOIN

alteration of 1coin
First Known Use: 1532

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with QUOIN

2quoin

verb

Definition of QUOIN

transitive verb
1
:  to equip (a type form) with quoins
2
:  to provide with quoins <quoined walls>

First Known Use of QUOIN

1683

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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