Definitions for "Inukshuk"
Keywords:  inuit, cairn, caribou, tundra, arctic
means "like a person." An arrangement of stones, often resembling the shape of a human. The inukshuk is used as a navigational aid, as a marker for hunting grounds and caches of food or supplies, in hunting to lure geese and corral caribou, and as a way to mark sacred ground. These stone cairns embody strong spiritual and ancestral connections and have been erected by Inuit on the Arctic tundra for many generations.
a figure of a human made of stones, originally used to scare caribou into an ambush
a man-like figure made of stones used by the Inuit when they go hunting to find their way and also to frighten caribous and lead them into a trap