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passage grave

noun, Archaeology.
a megalithic tomb of the Neolithic and Copper or early Bronze ages found in the British Isles and Europe, consisting of a roofed burial chamber and narrow entrance passage covered by a round mound and containing human remains and funerary offerings.
Compare chamber tomb.
Origin of passage grave
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The stone cists resemble very much the chamber of a passage-grave.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson

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