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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water
  • n. the process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
  • v. Present participle of cope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called capping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The top or cover of a wall, usually made Sloping to Shed the water.
  • n. In ship-building, the turning of the ends of iron lodging-knees so as to hook into the beams, and thus ease the strain upon the necks of the bolts when the vessel rolls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

Etymologies

From cope2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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