footstone

noun
foot·​stone | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌstōn How to pronounce footstone (audio) \

Definition of footstone

: 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, "Oregon officials ask for help identifying stolen headstones," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of footstone

1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Footstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footstone. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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