watchtower

[woch-tou-er]
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Origin of watchtower

First recorded in 1535–45; watch + tower1
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Related Words for watchtower

landmark, observatory, beacon, lighthouse, barbican, mirador

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British Dictionary definitions for watchtower

watchtower

noun
  1. a tower on which a sentry keeps watch
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Word Origin and History for watchtower
n.

1540s, from watch (v.) + tower (n.).

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