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hill fort

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Definition of hill fort in English:

noun

A fort built on a hill, in particular an area on a hilltop enclosed by a system of defensive banks and ditches, as used by Iron Age peoples in NW Europe.
Example sentences
  • Long before its construction an Iron Age hill fort of the 6th century B.C. occupied the site, its double ditch can still be seen on the west of the castle.
  • It is located on the site of an Iron Age hill fort discovered in 1995, excavated and studied by the local archaeological trust.
  • Two years later his ashes were brought back and laid to rest in a huge ceremony at the hill fort of Okoki on 8 August 1954.

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