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QUOIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does quoin mean? 

QUOIN (noun)
  The noun QUOIN has 3 senses:

1. expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
2. the keystone of an arch
3. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

  Familiarity information: QUOIN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUOIN (noun)


Sense 1quoin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coign; coigne; quoin

Hypernyms ("quoin" is a kind of...):

wedge (something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them)


Sense 2quoin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The keystone of an arch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coign; coigne; quoin

Hypernyms ("quoin" is a kind of...):

headstone; key; keystone (the central building block at the top of an arch or vault)


Sense 3quoin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

quoin; corner

Hypernyms ("quoin" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)

Holonyms ("quoin" is a part of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)


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