Headstone vs. Tombstone

Headstone vs. Tombstone — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Headstone and Tombstone

Headstonenoun

A memorial stone set at the head of a grave.

Tombstonenoun

A gravestone.

Headstonenoun

also head stone(Architecture) See keystone.

Tombstonenoun

A headstone marking a person's grave.

Headstonenoun

A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.

Tombstonenoun

(mathematics) The symbol "∎" marking the end of a proof.

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Headstonenoun

The cornerstone or principal stone of a building.

Tombstonenoun

A marker that takes the place of deleted data, allowing for replication of the deletion across servers etc.

Headstonenoun

the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

Tombstonenoun

(computing) A crashdump.

Headstonenoun

a stone that is used to mark a grave

Tombstoneverb

To take part in tombstoning: to jump into the sea, etc. from a cliff or other high point so as to enter the water vertically straight.

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Tombstoneverb

(surfing) For a surfboard to stand upright half-submerged in the water (like a tombstone, above) because the surfer is underwater with his or her legrope pulled tight. Often this indicates a surfer in difficulty, either held down by the power of a wave or unconscious and unable to get to the surface.

Tombstoneverb

To replace (an object or data) with a tombstone marker.

Tombstonenoun

a stone that is used to mark a grave