coping

Part of speech: noun

The cap or top course of a wall.

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Usage examples "coping":

  1. All around the upper edge of the tub runs a wooden coping, which must not be fastened down however until all the attachments for conducting the current are in situ. - "The Electric Bath", George M. Schweig.
  2. He would get out of his bed- room window at night, walk along a coping, and climb over the roof to the top of the next house, only for the high purpose of astonishing a neighbor by dropping a stone down his chimney. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
  3. I heard something rattle against the other side of the wall; then a dark figure appeared on the coping. - "The Gloved Hand", Burton E. Stevenson.