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English noun: quoin

1. quoin (artifact) expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

Synonymscoign, coigne

Broader (hypernym)wedge

2. quoin (artifact) the keystone of an arch

Synonymscoign, coigne

Broader (hypernym)headstone, key, keystone

3. quoin (artifact) (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

Domain categoryarchitecture

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