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Definition of cairn:

  1. A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
  2. A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.


cap, crown, Cairn terrier, the brow, crest, brink, brae, escarpment, crag, divide.

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