dripstone definition

  • noun:
    • A protective drip manufactured from stone, since on a cornice over a door or screen. Also referred to as hoodmold.
    • Calcium carbonate in the shape of stalactites or stalagmites.
    • A protective moulding over a door or window enabling rain to trickle out of the construction
    • stalactites and stalagmites collectively
    • A drip, whenever made of rock. See drip, 2.
    • In architecture, a projecting molding or cornice over a doorway, window, etc., to avoid rain-water from trickling down.
    • A filtering-stone: so-called by seamen.
    • identical to stalagmite.
    • the type of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
    • a protective spill that's made of rock

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