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curbstone

noun curb·stone \ ˈkərb-ˌstōn \

Definition of curbstone

: a stone or edging of concrete forming a curb

First Known Use of curbstone

1791


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curbstone

adjective

Definition of curbstone

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

First Known Use of curbstone

1848


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