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Definition 1: the central building block at the top of an arch or vault - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for headstone in the sense of this definition

(headstone is a kind of ...) a block of material used in construction work

(... is a kind of headstone ) the keystone of an arch

(... is part of headstone) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Definition 2: a stone that is used to mark a grave - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for headstone in the sense of this definition

(headstone is a kind of ...) a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

(headstone is a kind of ...) building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose

"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

(... is part of headstone) a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

"he put flowers on his mother's grave"

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