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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.
Noun1.Quoinquoin - expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
Synonyms: coign, coigne
2.quoin - the keystone of an arch
Synonyms: coign, coigne
3.quoin - (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
Synonyms: corner
Intertype, L, Linotype, Monotype, angle, apex, bend, bifurcation, bight, cant, chevron, coin, cold-type typesetting, composing, composing stick, composition, computerized typesetting, corner, cornerstone, crank, crook, crotchet, deflection, dogleg, dummy, first stone, footstone, fork, foundation stone, furcation, furniture, galley chase, headstone, hook, hot-metal typesetting, imposition, inflection, justification, keystone, knee, layout, line of type, nook, photocomposition, photosetting, phototypesetter, phototypesetting machine, point, setting, slug, swerve, typesetting, typesetting machine, veer, vertex, zag, zig, zigzag
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