Meaning of “dolmen” in the English Dictionary

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"dolmen" in British English

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dolmennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒl.men/ us /ˈdoʊl.men/

Examples from literature

  • Each dolmen lies in the centre of a stone circle. 
  • In the centre of the circle lies the dolmen with its single long cover-slab. 
  • None of the dolmens are covered by mounds. 
  • The grandeur of an isolated mountain, even of a dolmen or single upright stone, is evident to all. 
  • These dolmens, which were doubtless reserved for the burial of chiefs, often contain many valuable objects. 

(Definition of “dolmen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)