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



BrE BrE//ˈdɒlmen//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊlmen//
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a pair or group of vertical stones with a large flat stone on top, built in ancient times to mark a place where somebody was buried Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, perhaps via Breton from Cornish tolmen ‘hole of a stone’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dolmen