Yaxchilán

or Yax·chi·lan, Yax·chil·lan

[ yahs-chee-lahn, yahsh- ]
/ ˌyɑs tʃiˈlɑn, ˌyɑʃ- /

noun

the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, in Chiapas state, Mexico, famous for its many carved lintels depicting ceremonial and military scenes.

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for yaxchilan

  • The first example presented will be the inscription on Lintel 21 at Yaxchilan, which is figured in plate 16.

  • The only difference between them and that of Yaxchilan is that they are cut from solid stone while that of the latter is stucco.

    The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
  • Piedras Negras and Yaxchilan, with possibly some undiscovered, follow closely in date.

    The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
  • We believe that this monument found at Yaxchilan is the only one of its kind so far discovered in Central America.

    The American Egypt|Channing Arnold