Main definitions of mound-building in English

: mound-building1mound-building2

mound-building1

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊndˌbɪldɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of building mounds.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Herman Melville (1819–1891), novelist and poet. From mound + building.

Main definitions of mound-building in English

: mound-building1mound-building2

mound-building2

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊndˌbɪldɪŋ/

adjective

Archaeology
  • Designating the Mound Builders, their culture, territories, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From mound + building.