coigne

coigne

[koin]
noun, verb (used with object), coigned, coigning.
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coign or coigne (kɔɪn)
 
n
variant spellings of quoin
 
coigne or coigne
 
n

quoin, coign or coigne (kwɔɪn, kɔɪn, kwɔɪn, kɔɪn, kwɔɪn, kɔɪn)
 
n
1.  an external corner of a wall
2.  Also called: cornerstone a stone forming the external corner of a wall
3.  another name for keystone
4.  printing a metal or wooden wedge or an expanding mechanical device used to lock type up in a chase
5.  a wedge used for any of various other purposes, such as (formerly) to adjust elevation in muzzle-loading cannon
 
[C16: variant of coin (corner)]
 
coign, coign or coigne
 
n
 
[C16: variant of coin (corner)]
 
coigne, coign or coigne
 
n
 
[C16: variant of coin (corner)]

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