Main definitions of through-stone in English

: through-stone1through-stone2

through-stone1

noun

dialectScottish, British
  • A large slab of stone laid over a tomb or grave; a horizontal gravestone; (also) a funeral monument consisting of a horizontal slab supported on columns; a table tomb.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cursor Mundi: a Northumbrian poem of the 14th century. From through + stone.

Pronunciation

through-stone

/ˈθruːstəʊn/

Main definitions of through-stone in English

: through-stone1through-stone2

through-stone2

(also thorough-stone)

noun

  • A stone or brick extending through the breadth of a wall (now especially a drystone wall) to bind or strengthen it, and often projecting on either side; a bondstone.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Bailey (1750–1819), mathematician and land surveyor. In some forms from through- + stone.

Pronunciation

through-stone

/ˈθruːstəʊn/