noun Etymology: Middle English, from cobble- (probably from cob) + stone Date: 15th century a naturally rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder; especially such a stone used in paving a street or in constructioncobblestoned adjective

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  • Cobblestone — Cob ble*stone , n. A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; used for paving streets and for other purposes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cobblestone — late 14c., kobilstane; see COBBLE (Cf. cobble) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cobblestone — [käb′əl stōn΄] n. [ME cobel ston: see COBBLE2 & STONE] a rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly much used for paving streets …   English World dictionary

  • Cobblestone — Cobblestones are stones that were frequently used in the pavement of early streets. Cobblestone is derived from the very old English word cob , which had a wide range of meanings, one of which was rounded lump with overtones of large size. Cobble …   Wikipedia

  • cobblestone — adj. Cobblestone is used with these nouns: ↑courtyard, ↑path, ↑road, ↑street …   Collocations dictionary

  • cobblestone — [[t]kɒ̱b(ə)lstoʊn[/t]] cobblestones N COUNT: usu pl Cobblestones are stones with a rounded upper surface which were once used for making streets. ...the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Left Bank …   English dictionary

  • cobblestone — cobble …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cobblestone — cobblestoned, adj. /kob euhl stohn /, n. a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving. [1400 50; late ME cobylstone. See COBBLE1, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cobblestone — noun A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads. Syn: cobble, backformation …   Wiktionary

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

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