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Copestone

[KOHP-stohn]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin and Germanic origin, mid-16th century

1.

A flat stone forming part of the coping of a wall; the highest stone in a building, wall, or structure.

2.

A finishing touch or crowning achievement.

Examples of Copestone in a sentence

"The brickwork narrowed as it got higher until it formed a very small copestone."

"Stella felt earning her Ph.D. was the copestone of her life."

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