Definitions for capstoneˈkæpˌstoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cap•stoneˈkæpˌstoʊn(n.)

  1. a finishing stone of a structure.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  2. the crowning achievement.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of capstone:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finishing touch, capstone, copestone(noun)

    a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination

  2. capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcher(noun)

    a stone that forms the top of wall or building

Wiktionary

  1. capstone(Noun)

    Any of the stones making up the top layer of a wall; a coping stone

  2. capstone(Noun)

    A crowning achievement, culmination or finishing touch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capstone(noun)

    a fossil echinus of the genus Cannulus; -- so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap

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