national monument


noun

a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government.

Nearby words

  1. national league,
  2. national liberation front,
  3. national liberation movements,
  4. national library,
  5. national merit scholarship,
  6. national oceanic and atmospheric administration,
  7. national organization for women,
  8. national origins act of 1924,
  9. national park,
  10. national park service

Origin of national monument

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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