- a house, especially of prehistoric times, built on piles or other support over the water of a lake.
Origin of lake dwelling
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for lake dwelling
A lake-dwelling of any size is inconceivable without a well-advanced social development.
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
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On the borders of Tipperary is an ancient causeway leading presumably to a crannog or lake-dwelling.
- a dwelling, esp in prehistoric villages, constructed on platforms supported by wooden piles driven into the bottom of a lake
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