Definition of Pre-Dorset in US English:

Pre-Dorset

adjective

Archaeology
  • Of or relating to the culture of the first aboriginal occupants of the Canadian Arctic, 2400–900 b.c., derived from Siberian Neolithic antecedents and utilizing chipped stone burins, bifacial tools, and simple toggling harpoons.

noun

Archaeology
  • The pre-Dorset period or culture.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Antiquities. From pre- + Dorset.

Pronunciation

Pre-Dorset

/priːˈdɔːsɪt/