footstone [foo t-stohn] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footstone on noun

  1. a stone placed at the foot of a grave.
  2. 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.

    Wessex Tales

    Thomas Hardy

  • Grave e.—Simply a headstone and footstone, with the skeleton of a very small child between them; head east.

    Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States

    Cyrus Thomas

  • This same cipher is repeated on the footstone, and is evidently intentional.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847


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