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Definition of Cairn

Cairn
Cairn Cairn, n. [Gael. carn, gen. cairn, a heap: cf. Ir. & W. carn.] 1. 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. --Campbell. 2. A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc. --C. Kingsley. Kane.

Meaning of Cairn from wikipedia

- A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn [ˈkʰaːrˠn̪ˠ] (plural càirn [ˈkʰaːrˠɲ]). Cairns...
- The Cairn Terrier is a terrier breed originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs. The breed was given...
- Cairn India was an Indian oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Gurgaon, India. The company was merged with Vedanta Limited...
- Three-Country Cairn (Finnish: Kolmen valtakunnan ra****yykki, Northern Sami: Golmma riikka urna, Norwegian: Treriksrøysa, Swedish: Treriksröset) is the...
- Cairn Gorm (Cairngorm) (Scottish Gaelic: An Càrn Gorm, meaning The Blue Hill) is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands overlooking Strathspey and the town...
- Cairn Energy plc is one of Europe's leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies and is listed on the London Stock Exchange....
- A cairn is a man-made pile of stones. Cairn may also refer to: Cairn O' Mounth (Scottish Gaelic: Càrn Mhon), a high mountain p**** in Aberdeenshire, Scotland...
- cairn is a burial monument, usually constructed during the Neolithic, consisting of a sizeable (usually stone) chamber around and over which a cairn of...
- The Cairn of Barnenez (also: Barnenez Tumulus, Barnenez Mound; in Breton Karn Barnenez; in French: Cairn de Barnenez or Tumulus de Barnenez) is a Neolithic...
- The court cairn or tomb is a megalithic type of chamber tomb and gallery grave, specifically a variant of the chambered cairn, found in western and northern...
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