cairn definition

  • noun:
    • A mound of rocks erected as a memorial or marker.
    • A rounded or conical heap of rocks erected by early residents of this British Isles, obviously as a sepulchral memorial.
    • A pile of rocks heaped up as a landmark, to steer travelers on land or at ocean, or even arrest interest, as with surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
    • A cairn terrier.
    • A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early residents associated with Brit Isles, obviously as a sepulchral memorial.
    • A pile of rocks heaped-up as a landmark, or to arrest interest, as in surveying, or in making traces of an exploring celebration, etc.
    • A heap of rocks; especially, one of a class of large heaps of rocks common in the uk, particularly in Scotland and Wales, and generally of a conical type.
    • a mound of rocks accumulated as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
    • small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland

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