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footstone

[foo t-stohn]
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noun
  1. a stone placed at the foot of a grave.
  2. Masonry. a kneeler at the foot of a gable.
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Origin of footstone

1875–80; foot + stone. Cf. headstone
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Related Words for footstone

stone, tablet, masterpiece, slab, pillar, testament, shrine, tombstone, statue, tomb, headstone, tribute, mausoleum, gravestone, marker, stele, monolith, record, column, ledger

Examples from the Web for footstone

Historical Examples of footstone

  • I held out for some time for the addition of a footstone at least.

    Wessex Tales

    Thomas Hardy

  • Grave e.—Simply a headstone and footstone, with the skeleton of a very small child between them; head east.

  • This same cipher is repeated on the footstone, and is evidently intentional.