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tombstone

[ toom-stohn ]
/ ˈtumˌstoʊn /
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Definition of tombstone

noun
a stone marker, usually inscribed, on a tomb or grave.
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Origin of tombstone

First recorded in 1555–65; tomb + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for tombstone (1 of 2)

tombstone
/ (ˈtuːmˌstəʊn) /

noun
another word for gravestone

British Dictionary definitions for tombstone (2 of 2)

Tombstone
/ (ˈtuːmˌstəʊn) /

noun
a town in the US, in Arizona: scene of the gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881. Pop: 1547 (2003 est)
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