quoin

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  • An exterior angle of a wall or other piece of masonry.
  • 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.
  • A keystone.
  • A wedge-shaped block used to lock type in a chase.
  • A wedge used to raise the level of a gun.
  • To provide, secure, or raise with a quoin or quoins.
  • To wedge, steady, or raise with quoins, as a stone in building a wall, the types in a chase, etc.: generally with <em>up.</em> See <internalXref urlencoded="quoin">quoin</internalXref>, n., 2.
  • The solid angle of a crystal in which three or more faces meet. Also written <internalXref urlencoded="coign">coign</internalXref>.
  • An external solid angle; specifically, in <em>architecture</em> and <em>masonry</em>, the external angle of a building.
  • A wedge-like piece of stone, wood, metal, or other material, used for various purposes.
  • In <em>gem-cutting</em>, any one of the four facets on the crown of a brilliant; also, any one of the four facets on the pavilion or base. These facets divide each portion of the brilliant into four parts. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="lozenge">lozenge</internalXref>. See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="brilliant">brilliant</internalXref>.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, a wedge placed beneath a cask when stowed on shipboard, to prevent it from rolling.
  • In <em>gunnery</em>, a wooden wedge used to hold a gun at a desired elevation.
  • Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.
  • A wedgelike piece of stone, wood, metal, or other material, used for various purposes
  • To support and steady a stone.
  • To support the breech of a cannon.
  • To wedge or lock up a form within a chase.
  • To prevent casks from rolling.
  • See under <er>Hollow</er>.
  • the post of a lock gate which abuts against the wall.
  • Any of the <xref>corner</xref> building <xref>blocks</xref> of a building, usually larger or more <xref>ornate</xref> than the surrounding blocks.
  • The <xref>keystone</xref> of an <xref>arch</xref>.
  • A metal <xref>wedge</xref> which fits into the space between the <xref>type</xref> and the edge of a <xref>chase</xref>, and is tightened to fix the metal type in place.
  • A form of <xref>wedge</xref> used to prevent <xref>casks</xref> from moving
  • expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
  • the keystone of an arch
  • (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
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