Graphical Construction Glossary >> masonry. >> stonework >> Stone Quoins
The term Quoin is still used by brickies etc. (although I suspect a lot of young guys just call them corners), in it's original sense.
"Used to describe and outer corner of a wall" Glossary of Australian Building Term. H.Milton (ed). 1985.
"An exterior angle of a building" Chambers Science And Technology Dictionary. P.M.B.Walker (ed). 1988
In addition it is used for the the stepped sections of walls that masons of all types use to start the wall building process from the c corners. See the photo below.
Having said that it does seem that the most common usage of the word Quoin is in to describe the large structural or decorative stones shown above and to the right. These large stones are often used around the door and window openings in walls also.
There are quite a few examples scattered about in this glossary.
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