Definition of footstone in English:

footstone

noun

  • 1A pedestal or base; especially one having a socket or cavity into which a cross is inserted. Now rare.

  • 2A stone marking the foot of a grave.

  • 3Architecture. The foundation stone, or lowest supporting stone, of a building or structure.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Antwerp-London Glossary. From foot + stone.

Pronunciation

footstone

/ˈfʊtstəʊn/