from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A common prehistoric tool of stone or metal, shaped like a chisel or ax head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a prehistoric chisel-bladed tool
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of an ancient race of people, who formerly inhabited a great part of Central and Western Europe, and whose descendants at the present day occupy Ireland, Wales, the Highlands of Scotland, and the northern shores of France.
- n. A weapon or implement of stone or metal, found in the tumuli, or barrows, of the early Celtic nations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of one of the peoples speaking languages akin to those of Wales, Ireland, the Highlands of Scotland, and Brittany, and constituting a branch or principal division of the Indo-European family.
- n. In archaeology, an implement or weapon widely used among primitive and uncivilized races, and having the general form of a chisel or an ax-blade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
Medieval Latin celtis, chisel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin celtis ‘chisel’. (Wiktionary)