- a circular, usually dome-shaped dwelling of certain North American Indians, made of posts and beams covered variously with branches, grass, sod, or earth and having a central opening in the roof, a tamped earth floor, and frequently a vestibule.
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Examples from the Web for earth lodge
The dance may take place out of doors, or else in an earth-lodge.
The place of meeting is the earth-lodge belonging to one of the principal chiefs.
The hill is said to be in the form of an earth-lodge, even to the extended vestibule.
The Pawnee had very elaborate ceremonies and traditions connected with the earth-lodge.