Definition of cairn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cairn

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noun
BrE BrE//keən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kern//
 
Mountains and valleys
 
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a pile of stones which mark a special place such as the top of a mountain or a place where somebody is buried See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Origin late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic carn.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cairn

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