from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A dwelling, especially a prehistoric dwelling, built on piles in a shallow lake.
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- noun a
prehistoric structure, built over shallow waters, such as a lakeor marsh, supported on pilesor artificial moundsof earth or wood
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- noun dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
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