a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.
Also tri·lith [trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/
Origin of trilithon
< Greek trílithon,
neuter of trílithos
having three stones. See tri-
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Examples from the Web for trilithon
Historical Examples of trilithon
There is a rude circle of menhirs at the site, with a trilithon or dolmen on one side.
He took the boy across to the trilithon, and made him kneel down.
One upright of the great Trilithon (raised and made secure in 1901) is erect.
Those next to the great Trilithon on the north-west, fell on January 3rd, 1797.
He then went a second time to the hollow behind the trilithon, remaining there nearly a quarter of an hour.
British Dictionary definitions for trilithon
Derived Formstrilithic (traɪˈlɪθɪk), adjective
a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge
Word Origin for trilithon
C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith
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