Definition of coping noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkəʊpɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊpɪŋ//
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the top row of bricks or stones, usually sloping, on a wall Word Originmid 16th cent.: from the verb cope ‘ to cover with a coping’, originally meaning ‘dress in a cope’, hence ‘to cover’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coping