Caird vs Cairn - What's the difference?

caird | cairn |


As nouns the difference between caird and cairn

is that caird is (uk|dialect) a travelling tinker; a tramp, or sturdy beggar while cairn is a rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the british isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

caird

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A travelling tinker; a tramp, or sturdy beggar.
  • (Webster 1913)

    cairn

    English

    (wikipedia cairn)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.
  • Now here let us place the gray stone of her cairn . -Campbell.
  • A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, to guide travelers on land or at sea, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
  • A cairn terrier.
  • Derived terms

    * cairned * cairn terrier

    Synonyms

    * burial mound

    References

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