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capstone

[kap-stohn] /ˈkæpˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a finishing stone of a structure.
2.
the crowning achievement, point, element, or event.
Origin of capstone
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See cap1, stone
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capstone

/ˈkæpˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
one of a set of slabs on the top of a wall, building, etc
2.
(mountaineering) a chockstone occurring at the top of a gully or chimney
3.
a crowning achievement; peak: the capstone of his career
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Word Origin and History for capstone
n.

also cap-stone, topmost stone in a construction, 1680s, from cap + stone (n.). Earliest use is figurative.

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