footstone [foo t-stohn] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- a stone placed at the foot of a grave.
- Masonry. a kneeler at the foot of a gable.
Origin of footstone 1875–80; foot + stone. Cf. headstone Related Words for footstone stone, tablet, masterpiece, slab, pillar, testament, shrine, tombstone, statue, tomb, headstone, tribute, mausoleum, gravestone, marker, stele, monolith, record, column, ledger Examples from the Web for footstone Historical Examples of footstone
I held out for some time for the addition of a footstone at least.
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.