a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, tombstone, etc.
Historical Examples

The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow Allen French
The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras Jules Verne
Brood of the Witch-Queen Sax Rohmer
The English at the North Pole Jules Verne

a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker
Also called cairn terrier. a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland


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