coping stone

/ˈkoʊpɪŋ stoʊn/ (say 'kohping stohn)

noun
1. the top stone of a building or the like.
2. a stone used for or in coping.
3. the crown or completion.
Also, copestone.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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