foot·​stone ˈfu̇t-ˌstōn How to pronounce footstone (audio)
: a stone placed at the foot of a grave

Examples of footstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complicating matters further is that Boling says it’s typical for the initials on footstones to be first and middle names, rather than first and last names. Troy Shinn, The Seattle Times, 28 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footstone was in 1701

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“Footstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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