tombstone

noun tomb·stone \ ˈtüm-ˌstōn \
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

Examples of tombstone in a Sentence

  1. the historic cemetery's many tombstones marking the graves of children are telling reminders of the harshness of pioneer life

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First Known Use of tombstone

1565


Tombstone

geographical name Tomb·stone \ ˈtüm-ˌstōn \

Definition of Tombstone

city in the southeastern corner of Arizona population 1380
Note: Tombstone was site of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881.

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