cobblestone

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kobilstane, from cobble (probably a diminutive of one of various words cob, presumed to stem from a Proto-Germanic root kubb- "something rounded") + Old English stan (stone)

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cobblestone (plural cobblestones)

  1. A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967