shaft grave

  1. a grave consisting of a deep, rectangular pit with vertical sides, roofed over with a stone slab.

Origin of shaft grave

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby shaft grave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shaft grave in a sentence

  • Below this stratum was an older shaft grave, as is usual in tholos interments; it had been plundered?

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • The poet of the age of the second expansions, then,' is at least in touch with the work of the shaft grave and ages.

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang