Definition of the Giant's Causeway from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Giant's Causeway

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a group of several thousand columns of rock on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland. Most of the columns have five or six flat sides. According to the legend, it is one end of a road built by a giant (= an imaginary creature like a very large human) across the sea to the island of Staffa, where there is a similar group of rocks. It is an important tourist attraction and was made a World Heritage Site in 1986.