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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Vincenzo Nibali pictured in action on the cobblestones during stage 4 of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race in 2015. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Biggest Booby-Trap at the Tour de France: Cobblestone Roads," 13 July 2018 In 1948 the crack of communist boots on cobblestones signalled a second, permanent exile, to America. The Economist, "Madeleine Albright’s guide to fascism, past and present," 12 Apr. 2018 Both wore dark suede spike heels on the cobblestones outside the abbey. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Meghan Markle joins queen in first official appearance together," 12 Mar. 2018 The coastal city in Georgia has attracted many U.S. residents and Europeans because of its antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets and large parks and squares, all along the water. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Dream homes: Five tempting homes for sale in Savannah," 11 July 2018 Two days before, dozens of female activists in black ski masks, hoods and headscarves marched down the streets of Pamplona’s historical cobblestone streets, carrying Tiki torches and drums. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "As bull run revelry kicks off in Pamplona, hundreds wear black to mourn victims of sexual assault," 6 July 2018 Mike De Sisti, Mike De Sisti PRAGUE - The castle walls in this city will soon echo with the sound of thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles rolling through the narrow cobblestone streets. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Castles and bikes: Harley riders from around the world roll into Prague," 5 July 2018 The late October festival drew about 45,000 fans last year to the historic neighborhood's cobblestone streets. Kristen De Groot,, "Warner Bros. crackdown puts Dark Mark over Harry Potter festivals — including in Illinois," 18 June 2018 At last month’s European men’s shows, on the runways and cobblestone streets, a few trends emerged from the ether and solidified into full-blown style movements. Samuel Hine, GQ, "The Daring New Trend in Pants Is…Shorts," 2 July 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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