Where the stones are arranged in a “cromlech” or circular form, there is generally a dolmen in the centre.
There is a rude circle of menhirs at the site, with a trilithon or dolmen on one side.
A brown shadow moved in the bracken near the dolmen, a brown face peered with infinite caution, round a flank of the great stones.
For this he needs an outlet issuing near the Fairies' dolmen.
Yes, we make a strange discovery, my friends and I: we find a woman prowling round the dolmen, who hides as we come up.
From words that escaped him while he was sleeping under the Fairies' dolmen.
The church is laid out like a dolmen, and the towers are the menhirs.
The moon-worshipper did no worse when he led the chosen victim to the dolmen.
A dolmen is a monument consisting of several perpendicular stones covered with a great block or slab.
The dolmen, or table of rock, is formed of a long stone laid flat over other stones set in the ground.
1859, from French dolmin applied 1796 by French general and antiquarian Théophile Malo Corret de La Tour d'Auvergne (1743-1800), perhaps from Cornish tolmen "enormous stone slab set up on supporting points," such that a man may walk under it, literally "hole of stone," from Celtic men "stone."
Some suggest the first element may be Breton taol "table," a loan-word from Latin tabula "board, plank," but the Breton form of this compound would be taolvean. "There is reason to think that this [tolmen] is the word inexactly reproduced by Latour d'Auvergne as dolmin, and misapplied by him and succeeding French archaeologists to the cromlech" [OED]. See cromlech, which is properly an upright flat stone, often arranged as one of a circle.