noun, plural block·hous·es [blok-hou-ziz] /ˈblɒkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for 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.
Still dazed, he went to the blockhouse at the north-west corner of the stockade and joined the men there.The Shadow of Victory|Myrtle Reed
He was wild with the rage of battle, but a lucky shot from the window of the blockhouse slew him.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
About a hundred yards to the east of the road, on a slight eminence in the center of cleared ground, stood the blockhouse.
Soldiers began moving their single cannon, a six-pounder, from one blockhouse to another.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
In the imperfect light of the dawn a number of dark forms could be seen running toward the blockhouse.
British Dictionary definitions for blockhouse
Word Origin and History for blockhouse
c.1500, of uncertain origin (see blockade (n.)). Also in 16c. French, Dutch, German.