Definition of Quoin in English :

Define Quoin in English

Quoin meaning in English

Meaning of Quoin in English

Pronunciation of Quoin in English

Quoin pronunciation in English

Pronounce Quoin in English


see synonyms of quoin


1. coign, coigne, quoin

expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

2. coign, coigne, quoin

the keystone of an arch

3. corner, quoin

(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of quoin
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
a wedge used for any of various other purposes, such as (formerly) to adjust elevation in muzzle-loading cannon

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see synonyms of quoin
the external corner of a building; esp., any of the large, squared stones by which the corner of a building is marked
a wedgelike piece of stone, etc., such as the keystone or one of the pieces of an arch
a wedge-shaped wooden or metal block used to lock up type in a galley or form, to keep casks from rolling, etc.
verb transitive
to secure with a quoin
to furnish with quoins, or corners

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of quoin
a. An exterior angle of a wall or other piece of masonry.
b. Any of the stones used in forming such an angle, often being of large size and dressed or arranged so as to form a decorative contrast with the adjoining walls.
c. A piece of wood or other material used as trim on the corner of a building in imitation of such a stone.
2. A keystone.
3. Printing A wedge-shaped block used to lock type in a chase.
4. A wedge used to raise the level of a gun.
tr.v. quoined, quoin·ing, quoins also coigned or coign·ing or coigns or coined or coin·ing or coins
To provide, secure, or raise with a quoin or quoins.

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