Simple Definition of dolmen
: an ancient structure made of two or more upright stones and a single stone lying across them
Full Definition of dolmen
: a prehistoric monument of two or more upright stones supporting a horizontal stone slab found especially in Britain and France and thought to be a tomb
Origin of dolmen
French, probably modification of Cornish tolmen, from tol hole + men stone
First Known Use: 1859
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