curbstone

noun
curb·​stone | \ ˈkərb-ˌstōn How to pronounce curbstone (audio) \

Definition of curbstone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a stone or edging of concrete forming a curb

curbstone

adjective

Definition of curbstone (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : operating on the street without maintaining an office a curbstone broker
2 : not having the benefit of training or experience a curbstone critic

Examples of curbstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At both sites, huge curbstones – carved with spirals, crosshatches, bull's-eyes, and chevrons – add to the mystery. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2019 At both sites, huge curbstones -- carved with spirals, crosshatches, bull's-eyes, and chevrons -- add to the mystery. Rick Steves, chicagotribune.com, 25 Oct. 2019 The company’s digital copy mirrors the position of curbstones and driveways within centimeters, and textures like the grain of asphalt within millimeters. Tom Simonite, WIRED, 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of curbstone

Noun

1791, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Curbstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curbstone. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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