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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whinstone, whin(noun)

    any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)


  1. whinstone(Noun)

    Any hard dark-coloured rock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whinstone(noun)

    a provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark-colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. -- for example, to masses of chert. Whin-dikes, and whin-sills, are names sometimes given to veins or beds of basalt

    Etymology: [Whin + stone; cf. Scot. quhynstane.]


  1. Whinstone

    Whinstone is a term used in the quarrying industry to describe any hard dark-coloured rock. Examples include the igneous rocks basalt and dolerite as well as the sedimentary rock chert.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whinstone

    hwin′stōn, n. a popular name in Scotland for any hard and compact kind of stone, as distinguished from sandstone or freestone and rocks of slaty structure.—Also Whin. [Perh. corr. from whernstone, quernstone, stone suitable for querns.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whinstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whinstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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