Definition of shot tower in English:

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shot tower

noun

historical
A tower in which shot was made from molten lead poured through sieves at the top and falling into water at the bottom.
Example sentences
  • The first shot tower in America was built in 1808 in Philadelphia.
  • Most of the shot towers erected in the present day are built 200 feet in height, whereas this is but 112 feet.
  • The first shot tower in the world was built on Redcliffe Hill by plumber William Watts.

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