noun, plural block·hous·es [blok-hou-ziz] /ˈblɒkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Origin of blockhouse
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Contemporary Examples of blockhouse
Rigg pointed out a blockhouse on the bluff overlooking the beach, saying they could expect menacing fire from that area.
Much of the enemy firing, Liebling surmised, seemed to be coming from the blockhouse on the right that Rigg had singled out.
Historical Examples of blockhouse
It stands on the site of a blockhouse erected by the Swedish settlers in 1677.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia
The blockhouse was blown up after the capture of its defenders.
So we pushed on into the town and stayed there until a blockhouse was built.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
At this time there was also a blockhouse at Canseau, where a few soldiers were stationed.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
So a blockhouse was built out of the Building of the blockhouse, La Navidad.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
c.1500, of uncertain origin (see blockade (n.)). Also in 16c. French, Dutch, German.