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cairn

 (kârn)
n.
A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.

[Middle English carne, from Scottish Gaelic carn, from Old Irish.]

cairned adj.

cairn

(kɛən)
n
1. a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker
2. (Breeds) Also called: cairn terrier a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland
[C15: from Gaelic carn]

cairn

(kɛərn)

n.
a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.
[1525–35; < Scottish Gaelic carn pile of stones; perhaps akin to horn]

Cairn

 a pile of stones, usually erected to mark a spot as a memorial or to mark a cache of provisions, etc., 1535.

cairn

A mound of stones built as a memorial or marker, often above a grave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cairn - a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or pathcairn - a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
2.cairn - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotlandcairn - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
Translations
SteinhügelSteinpyramide
hautakumpukummeli

cairn

[kɛən] Nmontón m de piedras colocadas como señal

cairn

[ˈkɛərn] n (= mound of stones) → cairn m

cairn

n
Steinpyramide f, → Steinhügel m
(also cairn terrier)Cairnterrier m

cairn

[kɛən] ntumulo (di pietre)
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