quoin

Definitions

Construction

Publishing

  • noun a metal wedge which fits into the space between the type and the edge of a chase, and is tightened to fix the metal type in place

Real Estate

  • noun a stone block used to form a quoin, especially when it is different, e.g. in size or material, from the other blocks or bricks in the wall
  • verb to build an outer corner of a wall using blocks that are different, e.g. in size or texture, from the other blocks or bricks used to build the wall
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