dolmen

noun dol·men \ ˈdōl-mən , ˈdȯl- , ˈdäl- \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of dolmen

French, probably modification of Cornish tolmen, from tol hole + men stone


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  • : an ancient structure made of two or more upright stones and a single stone lying across them


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