Quoin

Definition of Quoin

Pronunciation: kwoin or koin; 277
n.1.(Arch.) Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.
2.(Masonry) A wedgelike piece of stone, wood, metal, or other material, used for various purposes;
Hollow quoin
See under Hollow.
Quoin post
(Canals) the post of a lock gate which abuts against the wall.

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