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  • kerb|stone — «KURB STOHN», noun. Especially British. curbstone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kerb — or KERB may refer to:* Kerb (road) * Kerb weight * Kerb (archaeology) or peristalith, a Megalithic architectural stone ring * Kerberos, a computer authentication system * KERB (AM), a radio station (600 FM) licensed to Kermit, Texas, United… …   Wikipedia

  • kerb — 1660s, a variant of CURB (Cf. curb) (q.v.). The preferred British spelling in certain specialized senses, especially edging of stone on a pavement (1805) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kerb — (US curb) ► NOUN ▪ a stone edging to a pavement or raised path. ORIGIN variant of CURB(Cf. ↑curb) …   English terms dictionary

  • kerb — curb, kerb In BrE, curb is a noun meaning ‘a check or restraint’ and a verb meaning ‘to restrain’. As a noun it also means ‘a strap fastened to a bit on a horse’, and ‘a fender round a hearth’. In AmE, curb has these meanings and is also ‘a stone …   Modern English usage

  • kerb — n. Brit. a stone edging to a pavement or raised path. Phrases and idioms: kerb crawler a person who indulges in kerb crawling. kerb crawling the practice of driving slowly along the edge of a road, soliciting passers by. kerb drill precautions,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard solid substance ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ hard ▪ rough, smooth ▪ weathered ▪ carve …   Collocations dictionary

  • stone — Synonyms and related words: Irish confetti, Lydian stone, Tarmac, Tarvia, aa, abyssal rock, acorn, adamant, adamantine, adobe, agate, alexandrite, amethyst, anklet, anthraconite, aplite, aquamarine, arch, armlet, ashlar, asphalt, aventurine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kerb — (US curb) noun a stone edging to a pavement or raised path. Origin C17 (denoting a raised border or frame): var. of curb …   English new terms dictionary

  • kerb — A British term for a curb a stone or cement ridge between the road and the sidewalk …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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