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
cobblestonedplay \-ˌstōnd\ adjective
Recent Examples of cobblestone from the Web
Maybe the idea of doing a lot of walking uphill on cobblestones is not your ideal vacation.
The little car skittered and slid over the cobblestones in a way that was possibly illegal and probably unsafe — but so much fun.
My son can take his nap in the travel stroller bouncing down cobblestone streets to the soothing sounds of ambulances speeding by, in my lap on the plane, next to me on the train, or really anywhere.
First, Seward's jaw was broken in a carriage accident that threw him onto a cobblestone street.
The canals and cobblestone streets in Nyhaven were gorgeous and their beauty and vibrancy were not lost on Eric.
Throughout the week, baseball players could be seen strolling the cobblestone streets of downtown Omaha's Old Market neighborhood.
Step outside and you're immediately ensconced in the enchanting cobblestone streets and brick buildings of German Village, which routinely shows up on list after list of the nation's most charming communities.
Besalú’s narrow cobblestone streets, ancient stone buildings and Romanesque churches are charming.
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Origin and Etymology of cobblestone
Middle English, from cobble- (probably from cob) + stone
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
COBBLESTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cobblestone for English Language Learners
: a round stone that is used in paving streets
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Definition of cobblestone for Students
: a rounded stone used especially in the past to pave streets
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