from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ancient Irish dwelling or fort built on an artificial island in a lake or marsh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An artificial island, used in prehistoric and medieval times in Scotland and Ireland for dwelling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the stockaded islands in Scotland and Ireland which in ancient times were numerous in the lakes of both countries. They may be regarded as the very latest class of prehistoric strongholds, reaching their greatest development in early historic times, and surviving through the Middle Ages. See also Lake dwellings, under lake.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient lake-dwelling in Ireland.
Irish Gaelic crannóg, wooden structure, pole, from Middle Irish crannóc, from Old Irish, from crann, tree.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Irish crannóc. (Wiktionary)