dolmen

noun
dol·men | \ˈdōl-mən, ˈdȯl-, ˈdäl- \

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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Inspired by ancient dolmens like Stonehenge, the memorial of boulders sits in a circular formation within Greenwich Village’s Hudson River Park, across from the piers that were known havens for the LGBTQ community in the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s. Cristela Guerra, BostonGlobe.com, "Hyde Park art studio helps new NYC memorial reflect light and pride," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of dolmen

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolmen

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

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dolmen

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English Language Learners Definition of dolmen

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

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