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Definition of "coign" []

  • Variant of quoin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coign" in a sentence
  • "Now the NTSB has already gained a powerful ally and possibly the coign of vantage an advantageous position against the wireless industry."
  • "The audience, of course, generally has the same preferred coign of vantage as the lucky servant or the Wily Peasant."
  • "Cf. ‘no jutty, frieze, buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.’"