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

 

coping

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BrE BrE//ˈkəʊpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊpɪŋ//
 
(architecture)
 
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the top row of bricks or stones, usually sloping, on a wall Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from the verb cope ‘ to cover with a coping’, originally meaning ‘dress in a cope’, hence ‘to cover’.
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