Definition of Piltdown man in English:

Piltdown man

Syllabification: Pilt·down man
Pronunciation: /ˈpiltdoun ˌman


A fraudulent fossil composed of a human cranium and an ape jaw, allegedly discovered in England and presented in 1912 as a genuine hominid of the early Pleistocene, but shown to be a hoax in 1953.


Piltdown, the name of a village in southern England.

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