Cairn (?), n. [Gael. carn,
gen. cairn, a heap: cf. Ir. & W. carn.]
1. A rounded or conical heap of stones
erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as
a sepulchral monument.
Now here let us place the gray stone of her
2. A pile of stones heaped up as a
landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving
traces of an exploring party, etc. C. Kingsley.