Translation of cairn in Spanish:

cairn

hito de piedras apiladas, n.

Pronunciation /kɛːn//kɛrn/

noun

  • 1

    (marker)
    hito de piedras apiladas masculine
    (colocado sobre una tumba o una cumbre etc) mojón de piedras apiladas masculine
    • After half a mile cross the expansive plateau to a high level lochan and the summit cairn.
    • This path is indicated by a small cairn of stones.
    • There are several hillocks, but the actual summit has a good cairn to reassure you that you have indeed reached the top!
    • We climbed steeply over dark rocks to two high passes and, as is the custom, placed white stones on their cairns to ask for good luck and strength.
    • The artist states, in his essay, that plaques, cairns and non-sculptural markers were disqualified in favor of those that maintained the formal category of the vertical shaft.
    • Stacking large slabs on one another against a spine of uprights within a revetment wall, seems a very effective way to create an illusion of a well built and solid cairn.
    • He removed thousands of stone tools from the landscape of south-eastern Australia, and in their place he erected stone cairns marking the paths of European explorers.
    • Now, their pyramid-shaped middens, or mussel-shell dumps, stand along the coastline like memorial cairns.
    • The royal visitor's final duty was to lay the final stone to a cairn built outside the main entrance and to unveil a commemorative plaque.
    • I noticed a cairn of rocks piled up at the start of a rough side path.
    • After pottering around with compass in hand, I find the summit cairn and then get back off the mountain as quickly as possible, it's bloody cold up there.
    • The trail meanders across the bizarre scene with stone cairns built to mark the way.
    • Twelve stone cairns decorate the otherwise bare summit of Castle Dow, a tree - clad hill which lies in the clench of the River Tay just south of Grandtully.
    • Beautifully-crafted and rounded stones act as his cairn.
    • Near the lake named for him in central Alberta, not far from the homestead where he raised his nine children, a stone cairn will honour his extraordinary life.
    • On reaching the top, we find a small cairn of stones.
    • The travellers and their guide came to the last ridge that rose between them and the summit, where they could see a tumbled cairn of stones.
    • This three-venue show documents temporary and permanent work at locations across the country based on the cairn, a pile of stones used as a memorial or trail marker.
    • Elation was to glimpse limp prayer flags and rough cairns with goat horns that marked the pass.
    • An entertaining tight-rope walk, especially where the ridge narrows considerably for its final few feet to the summit cairn.
  • 2also cairn terrier

    terrier escocés masculine