cob·​ble·​stone | \ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn \

Definition of cobblestone 

: a naturally rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder especially : such a stone used in paving a street or in construction

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cobblestoned \ -​ˌstōnd \ adjective

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Long before the peloton sees a mountain range, the Tour de France will throw riders one of the biggest booby-traps in cycling: cobblestone roads. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Biggest Booby-Trap at the Tour de France: Cobblestone Roads," 13 July 2018 Yellow caution tape was set up around the cobblestone circle where the birds had hunkered down. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Nesting Bird Nearly Derailed a Canadian Music Festival," 28 June 2018 Now all that’s left are the stairs leading to its 30-foot cobblestone base. Thomas Graham,, "Walking these seven hills of San Francisco a peak experience," 28 June 2018 About an hour south of Boston, the cobblestone waterfront historic downtown of Whaling City comes alive with eight stages of music, workshops, beer garden, food trucks, some 80 artisan craft vendors, and kids activities. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Lauren Daley,, "Summer music fests worth the drive," 30 May 2018 One of the oldest structures unveiled was an old cobblestone home on DuPage Street, Bednar said. Gloria Casas, Elgin Courier-News, "'Buried treasures' unveiled as volunteers restore historic Elgin home," 19 May 2018 Lilacs in bloom, birds chirping, cobblestones all cobbled, leaves turning. Elisa Albert, Longreads, "O, Small-bany!," 7 May 2018 This race will shake up in the first week with the Team Time Trial and the cobblestones. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Lance Armstrong Takes on the Tour de France," 6 July 2018 Trees would be planted amid the cobblestones to provide shade and soften the now-harsh waterfront. Blair Kamin,, "Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of cobblestone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobblestone

Middle English, from cobble- (probably from cob) + stone

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English Language Learners Definition of cobblestone

: a round stone that is used in paving streets


cob·​ble·​stone | \ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn \

Kids Definition of cobblestone

: a rounded stone used especially in the past to pave streets

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