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Eiffel Tower

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

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Note

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