Meaning of footstone in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʊtstəʊn/


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

  • 2A stone marking the foot of a grave.

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


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