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
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Cultural definitions for 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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