Definitions for "Hillfort"
A hilltop settlement surrounded by defensive earth ramparts and ditches. Common in the early and middle Iron Ages.
A defended Iron Age settlement. They are usually situated in places that offer some degree of protection and a good view of the neighbourhood (such as a hill). Fortification was provided by one or more banks of earth or stones, or by a wall. Some hillforts were also defended by ditches.
Hilltop enclosure fortified by one or more ramparts and ditches. Many contain the outlines of huts and were probably defended villages