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lake dwelling

n.
A dwelling, especially a prehistoric dwelling, built on piles in a shallow lake.
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lake dwelling

n
(Architecture) a dwelling, esp in prehistoric villages, constructed on platforms supported by wooden piles driven into the bottom of a lake
lake dweller n
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lake′ dwell`ing


n.
a house, esp. of prehistoric times, built on piles or other support over the water of a lake.
[1860–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lake dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lakelake dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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A Lake Dwelling in Its Landscape: Iron Age Settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway
It is situated beside Marlacoo Lake where Hugh O'Neill kept his wife and valuables safe on a crannog (an ancient lake dwelling) during the nine years war.
At 12 pounds, it was far from the largest fish I'd ever arrowed, but for a lake dwelling freshwater drum it was huge!