Definition of cist in English:
1 Archaeology An ancient coffin or burial chamber made from stone or a hollowed tree.
- He pointed at long flat slabs resting on stone kists.
- Some bodies were laid out straight, some crouched; some in stone cists, others in hollows in the rubble.
- Excavations revealed a sarsen stone cist containing a cremation burial accompanied by a bronze awl and a jet pendant.
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