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Eiffel Tower

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noun
  1. a tower of skeletal iron construction in Paris, France: built for the exposition of 1889. 984 feet (300 meters) high.

Origin of Eiffel Tower

named after A. G. Eiffel, its engineer and principal designer
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British Dictionary definitions for eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower

noun
  1. a tower in Paris: designed by A. G. Eiffel; erected for the 1889 Paris Exposition. Height: 300 m (984 ft), raised in 1959 to 321 m (1052 ft)
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Word Origin and History for eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower

erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; at 984.25 feet the world's tallest structure at the time. Designed by French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923).

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eiffel tower in Culture

Eiffel Tower

[(eye-fuhl)]

An iron structure that dominates the skyline of Paris. When it was built in the nineteenth century, it was the tallest freestanding structure in the world.

Note

The Eiffel Tower, because of its distinctive shape, has become a symbol (see also symbol) of Paris.
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