Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A memorial stone set at the head of a grave.
  • n. Architecture See keystone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone.
  • n. The stone at the head of a grave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief stone, as the corner-stone of a building, or the keystone of an arch. See cut under arch.
  • n. A stone, usually inscribed, set at the head of a grave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stone that is used to mark a grave
  • n. the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

Etymologies

head +‎ stone (Wiktionary)

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