cob·​ble·​stone | \ ˈkä-bəl-ˌstōn How to pronounce cobblestone (audio) \

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 \ ˈkä-​bəl-​ˌstōnd How to pronounce cobblestoned (audio) \ adjective

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But south of the river and especially south of the municipal pier, the beaches are mostly bare except for a narrow line of cobblestones. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Group faces uphill battle to get sand-retaining groins on Oceanside beaches," 7 July 2019 Below, in a wedge of ancient land carved by the Rhone and Saone, thousands of U.S. fans have flowed into Place Bellecour and the narrow cobblestone streets in hope of celebrating a fourth championship. Steven Goff, The Denver Post, "“Locked on and still hungry,” USA soccer enters World Cup final aware of its legacy," 6 July 2019 The opening stage features two short climbs usually taken during the one-day classic Ronde van Vlaanderen and a stretch of cobblestones and also passes through Merckx’s childhood home. Samuel Petrequin,, "With many stalwarts not riding this year, some new faces could compete for the title," 5 July 2019 The opening stage features two short climbs usually taken during the one-day classic Ronde van Vlaanderen and a stretch of cobblestones and also passes through Merckx's childhood home. Samuel Petrequin,, "Cycling's new generation ready to deliver at Tour de France," 5 July 2019 The road itself is made of cobblestones and is about five feet wide. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 The use of cobblestones was also symbolic during the revolution because they were made at a Somoza family factory. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans battle over symbols amid unrest," 15 June 2018 In 2005, Mayor Walter Veltroni tried to remove many of the cobblestones to improve traffic conditions, but subsequent administrations had different policies. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "All Roads Lead to Rome, Where Potholes Will Destroy Your Tires," 25 Mar. 2018 Another vivid landscape can be seen by walking down Captain’s Row with its cobblestone street and vibrantly painted Federal houses built by 18th century sea captains who docked their ships along Alexandria’s wharves. Patti Nickell,, "Near the nation’s capital, Alexandria offers history come to vibrant life," 1 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce cobblestone (audio) \

Kids Definition of cobblestone

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

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