Part of speech: noun

A stone marking a place of burial.

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Usage examples "tombstone":

  1. It was like a tombstone. - "King--of the Khyber Rifles", Talbot Mundy.
  2. Jones looked at the place where his middle finger used to be, before a certain evening in Tombstone. - "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.
  3. Not as Tilda Ann's opinion mattered much, 'cause she climbed into the well just about then, 'n' Rufus looked out a verse for her tombstone in the Bible. - "Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs", Anne Warner.