Whinstone Whin"stone", n. [Whin + stone; cf. Scot. quhynstane.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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. [ [http://thesaurus.english heritage.org.uk/thesaurus term.asp?thes no …   Wikipedia

  • whinstone — [hwin′stōn΄, win′stōn] n. [< WHIN2 + STONE] Chiefly Brit. any of several hard, igneous or basaltic rocks, esp. chert, occurring as dikes or flows …   English World dictionary

  • whinstone — /hwin stohn , win /, n. Chiefly Brit. any of the dark colored, fine grained rocks, esp. igneous rocks, as dolerite and basalt. [1505 15; dial. (Scots and N England) whin whinstone (ME quin < ?) + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • whinstone — noun Etymology: whin, a hard rock Date: 1513 basaltic rock ; trap; also any of various other dark resistant rocks (as chert) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whinstone — noun Any hard dark coloured rock …   Wiktionary

  • whinstone — whin·stone || hwɪnstəʊn / w n. a hard and dense rock …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • whinstone — /ˈwɪnstoʊn/ (say winstohn) noun any of the dark coloured fine grained rocks such as dolerite and basalt trap. {whin2 + stone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • whinstone — noun any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt) • Syn: ↑whin • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone …   Useful english dictionary

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