gravestone (plural gravestones)

  1. A stone slab set at the head of a grave.
    Synonyms: headstone, tombstone
    • 2005, William J. Roulston, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, Ulster Historical Foundation (ISBN 9781903688533), page 41:
      The value of gravestone inscriptions for ancestral research has long been recognised. The discovery of a single gravestone may provide more information on the history of a family than could be gleaned from […]

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