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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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Examples from the Web for footstone

Historical Examples

  • 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.