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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæpˌstəʊn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkæpˌstoʊn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kapstōn′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cap•stone /ˈkæpˌstoʊn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Building, Architecturea finishing stone of a structure.
  2. the most glorious and usually final achievement:The Nobel prize was the capstone of his long career.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cap•stone  (kapstōn′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Building, Architecturea finishing stone of a structure.
  2. the crowning achievement, point, element, or event.
  • Middle English. See cap1, stone 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
capstone /ˈkæpˌstəʊn/, copestone /ˈkəʊpˌstəʊn/ n
  1. one of a set of slabs on the top of a wall, building, etc
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