An ancient fortified dwelling constructed in a lake or marsh in Scotland or Ireland.
More example sentences
- Lochs, and Scotland has 30,000 of them, had defensive lake dwellings called crannogs, founded on timber piles.
- Other dwellings were built in lakes and were called crannogs.
- It is one of hundreds of crannogs in Scotland's 30,000 lochs, whose history has, until now, been rather neglected.
early 17th century: from Irish crannóg, Scottish Gaelic crannag 'timber structure', from crann 'tree, beam'.
Definition of crannog in:
- The US English dictionary