- a tower, as on a mountain, from which a watch for fires is kept.
- drill tower.
Origin of fire tower
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for fire tower
Also that a representation of it may now be seen upon "the fire-tower of Brechin."The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors
"The fire-tower is on one side of her; the scullery closet on the other," said the matron.The Slayer Of souls
At any time now a fire patrol could take up his twenty-four-hour watch at the fire-tower.
He took his blanket and his rifle, and, closing his cabin door, climbed to the fire-tower.
Thetis seems to have been a transposition of the same name, and was probably a Pharos, or Fire-tower, near the sea.