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lake dwelling

  1. a house, especially of prehistoric times, built on piles or other support over the water of a lake.
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Origin of lake dwelling

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for lake dwelling

Historical Examples

  • A lake-dwelling of any size is inconceivable without a well-advanced social development.

    The New Stone Age in Northern Europe

    John M. Tyler

  • The scheme of the lake-dwelling was used in historic times in Ravenna and Venice.

  • Crannoge, a species of lake-dwelling and stronghold, of which remains are found in Scotland and Ireland.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • On the borders of Tipperary is an ancient causeway leading presumably to a crannog or lake-dwelling.

British Dictionary definitions for lake dwelling

lake dwelling

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