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cairn (plural cairns)
- A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.
- "Now here let us place the gray stone of her cairn: / Why speak ye no word!"—said Glenara the stern.
- A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, to guide travelers on land or at sea, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
- A cairn terrier.
terrier — see cairn terrier
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Translations to be checked
- cairn in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “cairn” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, ISBN 978-0-544-45445-3.