mastaba

noun
mas·ta·ba | \ˈmas-tə-bə \

Definition of mastaba 

: an Egyptian tomb of the time of the Memphite dynasties that is oblong in shape with sloping sides and a flat roof

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Standing about 65 feet tall and weighing 500 tons, the mastaba will be anchored to one spot but will still bob up and down. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of mastaba

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mastaba

Arabic maṣṭaba stone bench

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The first known use of mastaba was in 1882

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