wedge tomb


noun Archaeology.

a Neolithic chamber tomb found in the British Isles, having a trapezoidal or D-shaped cairn and a long, narrow chamber opening into it from the wider, higher side.

Also called wedge-shaped gallery grave [wej-sheypt] /ˈwɛdʒˌʃeɪpt/.
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