headstone

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Headstones

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head +‎ stone

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headstone (plural headstones)

  1. A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.
    • 2020, Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji, Faber & Faber Ltd, page 227:
      He called the contractor and ordered a replacement headstone with a new inscription.
  2. The cornerstone or principal stone of a building.

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