- caird coast,
- cairn terrier,
- cairngorm mountains,
Origin of cairn
Examples from the Web for cairn
I can quite distinctly remember having met her when she was a girl; she was beautiful, Cairn.Brood of the Witch-Queen|Sax Rohmer
When camp was made snug and dinner disposed of, Doctor Joe followed the boys down to the cairn.Troop One of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
Then, when the cairn was finished, he replaced it, drew his pistol and checked the chamber.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Urged by fear, I sprang from the cairn, and fled towards the hill, across the swamp.
You can still see the remains of the cairn placed on the extreme point, reached by John Ross in 1831.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
Word Origin for cairn
1530s, from Scottish carne, from Gaelic carn "heap of stones, rocky hill," akin to Gaulish karnon "horn," from PIE root *ker-n- "highest part of the body, horn," thus "tip, peak" (see horn (n.)).