headstone definition

  • noun:
    • A memorial stone set on mind of a grave.
    • Architecture See keystone.
    • A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument usually manufactured from rock put at the head of a grave.
    • The principal stone in a foundation; the main or corner-stone.
    • The stone in the head of a grave.
    • the key stone in a foundation; the main rock, given that corner-stone of a building, or the keystone of an arch. See cut-under arch.
    • A stone, frequently inscribed, set during the mind of a grave.
    • a stone which is used to mark a grave
    • the main foundation at the top of an arch or vault

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