1) A stone which served to form the angle of a wall.

It is one of several spellings which include coin, coign and quoin, the last of these not recorded before 1532: 1409 Item, ordinatum est quod le coynes in angulis campanalis ad extra subducantur, York

1728-9 … feet of stone wrought … designed for Arches, Coins, Thro’s and Ashlers, Owston. In 1619 a dispute broke out with the mason who was rebuilding Kirkstall Bridge and he demanded payment for the Coynes or ends of the stones .

spellings coin quoin coign
dates 1409 1619 1728-1729

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