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lake dwelling

a house, especially of prehistoric times, built on piles or other support over the water of a lake.
Origin of lake dwelling
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Is the moated grange then only the direct descendant of the lake dwelling?

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
  • The trees were abundant; they could be felled by the help of fire and an axe, and the lake dwelling gave a secure defence.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • At first these settlers would be obliged to live in a lake dwelling, say in Linwood Moss, which is close at hand.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
British Dictionary definitions for lake dwelling

lake dwelling

a dwelling, esp in prehistoric villages, constructed on platforms supported by wooden piles driven into the bottom of a lake
Derived Forms
lake dweller, noun
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