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Eiffel Tower

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 Unabridged
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  • He says they are higher than any building in Europe, except the Eiffel Tower.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Eiffel Tower is in itself a gigantic lightning-conductor.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • At the same time the wind was carrying me toward the Eiffel Tower.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • The Eiffel Tower was my one danger, yet it was my winning-post!

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • Returning from the Eiffel Tower I passed high above the skeleton.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • The Eiffel Tower was not a gigantic monstrosity, a relic of the Exposition.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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 of Paris.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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