Definition of Piltdown man in English:

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Piltdown man

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪltdaʊn/


A fraudulent fossil composed of a human cranium and an ape jaw, allegedly discovered near Lewes in East Sussex 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 Sussex.

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