trilithon

[trahy-lith-on, trahy-luh-thon]
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noun

a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.

Nearby words

  1. trilemma,
  2. trilinear,
  3. trilingual,
  4. triliteral,
  5. triliteralism,
  6. trill,
  7. trilling,
  8. trilling, lionel,
  9. trillion,
  10. trillionaire

Also tri·lith [trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/.

Origin of trilithon

1730–40; < Greek trílithon, neuter of trílithos having three stones. See tri-, -lith

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British Dictionary definitions for trilithon

trilithon

trilith (ˈtraɪlɪθ)

noun

a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge
Derived Formstrilithic (traɪˈlɪθɪk), adjective

Word Origin for trilithon

C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith

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