Meaning of ring fort in English:

ring fort


  • A prehistoric earthwork, especially an Iron Age hill fort, defended by circular ramparts and ditches.

    ‘The Celts also introduced the ring fort, which remained the basis of the social structure of pre-Christian Ireland.’
    • ‘And the area was steeped in history with a massive ring fort nearby.’
    • ‘The society celebrated Heritage week by engaging in a guided walk to the ring fort at Knocklong on September 7.’
    • ‘There is also a thatched roundhouse, ring fort and stone chamber.’
    • ‘Scattered remnants and fragments of our ancient history are to be found abundantly in the North West in the form of cairns, dolmens and ring forts.’