shaft grave


noun Archaeology.

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

Nearby words

  1. shafi'i,
  2. shafiʿi,
  3. shaft,
  4. shaft alley,
  5. shaft feather,
  6. shaft horsepower,
  7. shaft house,
  8. shaftesbury,
  9. shaftesbury, anthony ashley cooper, 1st earl of,
  10. shaftesbury, anthony ashley cooper, 7th earl of

Origin of shaft grave

First recorded in 1905–10

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