- a small village or hamlet.
Origin of clachan
Examples from the Web for clachan
Historical Examples of clachan
The “Clachan” is now all spick and span; but its surroundings are the same.
Night lay passively upon the sea, upon the isle, upon the clachan.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers
Hewson is still in the clachan hard by when he urges his friend to come to him: and he comes.The Germ
These important news were soon diffused through the clachan.The Ayrshire Legatees
On November 14 some of them mishandled an old man in the clachan of Dalry, on the Ken.A Short History of Scotland
- Scot and Irish dialect a small village; hamlet
Word Origin for clachan
"small village" (Scottish and Irish), early 15c., from Gaelic clach (plural clachan) "stone."