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noun 
  1. A structure of piled stones, designed to resemble a humanoid figure and traditionally constructed by people of the Inuit tribes.
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    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 140:
    • :This is a miniature copy of an that actually stands up on a ridgeline far away in the interior, rocks piled in roughly the shape of a human, not to threaten the stranger but to guide him in country where landmarks are either too few or too many to keep straight.
Etymology: From Inuktitut ááááá (inuksuk), literally "in the likeness of a human" (plural inuksuit, áááááá).


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