- the fixed lower member of a pair of millstones.Compare runner(def 12).
Origin of bed stone
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for bed stone
It was made of two circular stones, the lowest of which was called the bed-stone, the upper one the runner.Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone
Cecil B. Hartley