Curbstone Curb"stone` (k?rb"st?n`), n. A stone set along a margin as a limit and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone. [1913 Webster]

{Curbstone broker}. See under {Broker}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • curbstone — 1791, from CURB (Cf. curb) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • curbstone — [kʉrb′stōn΄] n. 1. any of the stones, or a row of stones, making up a curb 2. CURB (sense 5) …   English World dictionary

  • curbstone — I. noun Date: 1791 a stone or edging of concrete forming a curb II. adjective Date: 1848 1. operating on the street without maintaining an office < a curbstone broker > 2. not having the benefit of training or experience < a curbstone critic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curbstone — /kerrb stohn /, n. one of the stones, or a range of stones, forming a curb, as along a street. Also, Brit., kerbstone. [1785 95; CURB + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • curbstone — Synonyms and related words: Tarmac, Tarvia, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, border stone, brick, cement, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, curb, curbing, edgestone, flag, flagging, flagstone, gravel, kerb, kerbstone, macadam,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curbstone — n. stone or series of stones forming the raised edge of a sidewalk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curbstone — noun US spelling of kerbstone …   English new terms dictionary

  • curbstone — curb•stone [[t]ˈkɜrbˌstoʊn[/t]] n. civ one of the stones, or a range of stones, forming a curb, as along a street • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • curbstone — /ˈkɜbstoʊn/ (say kerbstohn) noun Chiefly US → kerbstone …   Australian English dictionary

  • curbstone — noun a paving stone forming part of a curb • Syn: ↑kerbstone • Hypernyms: ↑paving stone • Part Holonyms: ↑curb, ↑curbing, ↑kerb …   Useful english dictionary

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