capstone
noun Etymology: 1cap Date: 14th century 1. a coping stone ; coping 2. the high point ; crowning achievement <
the capstone of her career
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Capstone — may refer to: Coping (architecture), one of the finishing or protective stones that form the top of an exterior masonry wall or building Capstone (cryptography), a US government project about cryptographic standards Capstone Military Leadership… …   Wikipedia

  • Capstone — Cap stone , n. (Paleon.) A fossil echinus of the genus {Cannulus}; so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capstone — topmost stone in a construction, 1680s, from CAP (Cf. cap) + STONE (Cf. stone). Earliest use is figurative …   Etymology dictionary

  • capstone — [kap′stōn΄] n. 1. a) the uppermost stone of a structure b) any of the stones in a coping 2. the highest point, as of achievement …   English World dictionary

  • capstone — n. coping; a coping stone. * * * capstone obs. form of capstan …   Useful english dictionary

  • capstone — /kap stohn /, n. 1. a finishing stone of a structure. 2. the crowning achievement, point, element, or event. [1350 1400; ME. See CAP1, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • capstone — noun a) Any of the stones making up the top layer of a wall; a coping stone b) A crowning achievement, culmination or finishing touch …   Wiktionary

  • capstone — n. stone placed at the top of a wall or other structure, finishing stone; crowning achievement, highest point …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capstone — noun a stone placed on top of a wall, tomb, or other structure …   English new terms dictionary

  • capstone — cap•stone [[t]ˈkæpˌstoʊn[/t]] n. 1) bui archit. a finishing stone of a structure 2) cvb the crowning achievement • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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