Cobblestone meaning

kŏbəl-stōn
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A paving stone, especially one that is naturally rounded.
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A rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly much used for paving streets.
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A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads.
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Origin of cobblestone

  • Middle English cobelston obsolete cobel probably diminutive of cob round object cob Middle English ston, stone stone stone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English kobilstane, from cobble (probably a diminutive of one of various words cob, presumed to stem from a Proto-Germanic root kubb- "something rounded") + Old English stan (“stone”)

    From Wiktionary