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Meaning of COIGN

Pronunciation:  koyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the keystone of an arch
  2. [n]  expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
 

COIGN is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: coigne, quoin
 
 See Also: headstone, keystone, wedge

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Coign\, n.
A var. spelling of {Coin}, {Quoin}, a corner, wedge; --
chiefly used in the phrase coign of vantage, a position
advantageous for action or observation.

      From some shielded nook or coign of vantage. --The
                                               Century.

      The lithosphere would be depressed on four faces; . . .
      the four projecting coigns would stand up as
      continents.                              --Nature.

 

 

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