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Hollow quoin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hollow quoin (Engin) a pier of stone or brick made behind the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or recess to receive the ends of the gates.
    • Hollow quoin See under Hollow.
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Usage

In literature:

They are suspended from anchors at the hollow quoins, and work very easily.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883" by Various
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