Quoin

Noun

  • (obsolete, nautical) A form of wedge used to prevent casks from moving
  • A metal wedge which fits into the space between the type and the edge of a chase, and is tightened to fix the metal type in place.
  • The keystone of an arch.
  • Any of the corner building blocks of a building, usually larger or more ornate than the surrounding blocks.

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