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Meaning of COIGNE

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
 

COIGNE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Coigne\ (koin), n. [See {Coin}, n.]
    A quoin.
    
          See you yound coigne of the Capitol? yon corner stone?
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Coigne\, Coigny \Coign"y\, n.
    The practice of quartering one's self as landlord on a
    tenant; a quartering of one's self on anybody. [Ireland]
    --Spenser.
    
    
 

 

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