cap·​stone | \ ˈkap-ˌstōn How to pronounce capstone (audio) \

Definition of capstone

1 : a coping stone : coping
2 : the high point : crowning achievement the capstone of her career

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Examples of capstone in a Sentence

her election as the state's first woman governor was a capstone of a long political career
Recent Examples on the Web Every major includes a capstone, and many campuses work with Rize to create unique assignments, local community partnerships, and collaborative projects for their students. Lucie Lapovsky, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Night Three, hosted by Washington, was not the newsmaking capstone. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 Crystalis even takes a swing at a weird, postmodern story, involving cryogenic sleep and a nuclear war in the distant year of 1997, like a capstone of every narrative trope that emblematized the ’80s. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 30 Mar. 2021 When presenting your education, think about presenting your courses and highlighting any capstone coursework or significant projects. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, oregonlive, 21 May 2021 The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to be Mandy Bujold’s swan song, a capstone to the career of one of Canada’s best amateur boxers. New York Times, 9 May 2021 It’s a sparkling capstone to a year in which the Jojatu family quartet — which also includes father Mihail (a BSO cellist) and 11-year-old Gabriel (also a cellist) — has played together more than ever., 6 May 2021 Significantly, Biden has already won the capstone of his first months' agenda — the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, signed into law in March. Alan Fram, ajc, 23 Apr. 2021 Garland has called overseeing that inquiry the capstone of his legal career, which has included a two-decade stint on one of the nation’s most influential appeals courts. Del Quentin Wilber Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of capstone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for capstone

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2 Jul 2021

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“Capstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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