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

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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, "How Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots," 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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