from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prehistoric structure consisting of two large stones set upright to support a third on their tops, found especially in Europe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A structure consisting of two stone pillars supporting a horizontal stone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A monument consisting of three stones; especially, such a monument forming a kind of doorway, as among the ancient Celts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as trilith.
We stop in a field and build a trilithon out of strawbales — it falls down.
It was a Druidical trilithon, consisting of three oblong stones in the form of a doorway, two on end, and one across as a lintel.
For it is said by present shepherds in that district that during the nights of Christmas week flitting shapes are seen in the open space around the trilithon, together with the gleam of a weapon, and the shadow of a man dragging a burden into the hollow.
The Duke dragged him across the open space towards the trilithon.
But the trilithon stood up white as ever; and, crossing the intervening sward, the steward fancifully placed his mouth against the stone.
The boy remained in the hut, confronting the trilithon as if he expected yet more actors on the scene, but nobody else appeared.
Wondering what they would do, the young shepherd left the hut, and doubled behind the belt of furze, intending to stand near the trilithon unperceived.
He walked backwards and forwards in front of the trilithon.
Crossing anew the down between the hut and the trilithon, and scanning the precincts as if finally to assure himself that she had not come, he rode slowly downwards in the direction of Shakeforest Towers.
He walked once round the trilithon, and next advanced towards the clump concealing the hut, the moonlight shining full upon his face and revealing him to be the