Definition of lake dwelling in English:

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lake dwelling

Pronunciation: /lāk ˈdweliNG/

noun

A prehistoric hut built on piles driven into the bed or shore of a lake.
Example sentences
  • Archaeological findings in a lake dwelling site near Dunshaughlin, Ireland, reveal remains of dogs with the same type of skull dating back to the 8th and 9th century.
  • Mushrooms and other large varieties of fungus have been eaten since earliest times, as traces of puffballs in the prehistoric lake dwellings of Switzerland, Germany, and Austria show.
  • Lochs, and Scotland has 30,000 of them, had defensive lake dwellings called crannogs, founded on timber piles.

Derivatives

lake dweller

noun
Example sentences
  • Barley's tolerance of many soils and climates has given it wide geographical spread; hence it was a breadcorn of ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as of the lake-dwellers of Glastonbury in Iron Age Britain.
  • Many of the yards sport gouges about three feet wide, as if an enormous lake-dweller had surfaced and taken a bite out of the lawn.

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Syllabification: lake dwell·ing

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