a stone marker set at the head of a grave; gravestone.

1525–35; head + stone

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headstone (ˈhɛdˌstəʊn)
1.  a memorial stone at the head of a grave
2.  architect another name for keystone

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Example sentences
All he looks forward to is a decent funeral and a proper headstone.
It is a sacrilege to walk four steps from the headstone to the foot and four
  steps from the foot to the headstone.
Each headstone is different, and many have sayings inscribed on them.
From the lake's edge you can see an urn but not a headstone or a grave site.
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