- a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.
Also tri·lith [trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/.
Origin of trilithon
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Examples from the Web for trilithon
There is a rude circle of menhirs at the site, with a trilithon or dolmen on one side.Palestine
Claude Reignier Conder
He took the boy across to the trilithon, and made him kneel down.
Those next to the great Trilithon on the north-west, fell on January 3rd, 1797.
One upright of the great Trilithon (raised and made secure in 1901) is erect.
He then went a second time to the hollow behind the trilithon, remaining there nearly a quarter of an hour.
- a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge
C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith
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