quoining

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

quoining

  1. present participle of quoin

Noun[edit]

quoining ‎(usually uncountable, plural quoinings)

  1. (architecture) The architectural elements, such as stone or brick, that form a quoin
    • 2007 June 24, Christopher Gray, “A Preservation Handbook in a Few Short Blocks”, in New York Times[1]:
      Instead of inserting a straight vertical gap all the way up, he has staggered it so it looks like old-fashioned quoining.