Definición de broch en inglés:


Saltos de línea: broch
Pronunciación: /brɒk
, brɒx


  • A prehistoric circular stone tower in north Scotland and adjacent islands.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • ‘They would have needed social stability’, he says, suggesting brochs were not watch towers or forts, but ‘ostentatious signs of status and wealth’.
    • Particularly impressive examples occur in North Wales and Cornwall, while the brochs and duns of Scotland are monumental examples of roundhouses.
    • Skara Brae is a well-preserved prehistoric village, Maes Howe the best of a series of impressive prehistoric burial cairns, and numerous brochs and settlements attest to the islands' Pictish and Viking periods.


late 15th century: alteration of burgh (the original sense). The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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