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Definition of "cromlech" [crom•lech]

  • A prehistoric monument consisting of monoliths encircling a mound. (noun)
  • A dolmen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cromlech" in a sentence
  • "Some English writers apply the term cromlech to such a structure, quite incorrectly."
  • "On firmer ground is coracle, which occurs in Salesbury's Dictionary in English and Welsh (1547) as the English equivalent of kwrwgyl ` round boat, 'and the archaeological term cromlech, which is used in Owen's Pembrokeshire"
  • "And again beyond the cromlech was a hut, shaped like a beehive of straw, built of many stones most wonderfully, both walls and roof."
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