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capstone

, copestone
Mountaineering a chockstone occurring at the top of a gully or chimney
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coping stone, capstone, copestone

coping stone
A stone which forms a coping.
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There are many advantages to building a wall with batter: It increases stability, making it less likely to topple; it requires smaller copestones; and it vastly reduces the amount of stone needed.
as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry
During the dry stone wall taster sessions attendees were taught everything from dismantling, laying foundation stones, through stones, building stone and filling, and then laying the copestones - the pieces of rock shaped for the purpose - on the very top.