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[hed-stohn] /ˈhɛdˌstoʊn/

a marker set at the of a grave; gravestone.
a memorial stone at the head of a grave
(architect) another name for keystone

c.1400, “cornerstone,” from head (adj.) + stone (n.). Meaning “upright stone at the head of a grave” is 1775, from head (n.).


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