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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Other Words from cobblestone

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

Examples of cobblestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patching up old brick and cobblestone, repurposing old wood for new siding, installing antique windows — all of the work is an effort to keep the structures as original as possible. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ottawa family restores 1843 farm to host events, keep Wisconsin history alive," 11 June 2020 With 105 liters of space and treaded wheels, this duffle is meant to go through airports, cobblestone streets and even down a rutted two track. Outdoor Life, "High-performance bags for any kind of travel," 4 May 2020 The Swiss cyclist has chosen to house his three cobblestone trophies -- given to the winner of the prestigious French race -- in his sauna at home, as CNN Sport's Amanda Davies found out during their Instagram Live chat. Ben Morse And Amanda Davies, CNN, "Star cyclist Fabian Cancellara creates trophy room ... in his sauna," 12 May 2020 Blocks south, as markets opened on Wednesday morning, an empty cobblestone plaza gave the New York Stock Exchange the air of a mausoleum. Charles Passy, WSJ, "As Coronavirus Patients Flood Hospitals, the Rest of New York Feels ‘Like the Twilight Zone’," 27 Mar. 2020 Elsewhere in the city, police were teargassing protesters with the gilets jaunes, but in the studio a Nespresso machine was buzzing away as models came by to try on clothes and practice their walks through a cobblestone courtyard. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Telfar Clemens’s Mass Appeal," 9 Mar. 2020 After purchasing matching marching band regalia, the group hit the cobblestone courtyards of Hamburg and quickly went viral. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "Meet Meute, the German Marching Band That Plays Only Electronic Music Covers," 11 Dec. 2019 It's known for its cobblestone streets, nature preserves, beaches and charming historic district. Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY, "Experts offer safe summer vacation ideas: 'Find the place that everyone isn't going to'," 29 Apr. 2020 Be sure to walk across the swinging Queen Emma Bridge, visit Serena’s Art Factory to pick up ChiChi dolls, have a meal at an old governor’s mansion, and shop along the old cobblestone streets. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Romantic Getaways," 28 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of cobblestone was in the 15th century

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16 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cobblestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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