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watchtower

[woch-tou-er] /ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a tower on which a sentinel keeps watch.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; watch + tower
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  • Because of the structures' hill-top location, archaeologists surmise that they served as a watchtower and lookout point.
  • In the center of the ring stood a watchtower occupied by observers who were completely concealed from the prisoners.
British Dictionary definitions for watchtower

watchtower

/ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊə/
noun
1.
a tower on which a sentry keeps watch
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Word Origin and History for watchtower
n.

1540s, from watch (v.) + tower (n.).

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