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coigne

[koin] /kɔɪn/
noun, verb (used with object), coigned, coigning.
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for coigne

coign

/kɔɪn/
noun
1.
variant spellings of quoin

quoin

/kwɔɪn; kɔɪn/
noun
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 (sense 1)
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
Word Origin
C16: variant of coin (corner)
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