Coign

Coign

(koin), n. A var. spelling of Coin, Quoin, a corner, wedge; -- chiefly used in the phrase coign of vantage, a position advantageous for action or observation.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From some shielded nook or coign of vantage.
The Century.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The lithosphere would be depressed on four faces; . . . the four projecting coigns would stand up as continents.
Nature.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. an expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase.
Syn. -- quoin, coigne.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. the keystone of an arch.
Syn. -- quoin, coigne.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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