Definition of fire tower in English:

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fire tower


A tower, often at a high elevation, that especially in former years was staffed by a lookout for the detection of fires occurring over a wide area.
Example sentences
  • Could these be the old barn and fire tower that stood exactly nine tenths of a mile from the camp entrance?
  • The story is about a woman who spends her summers in a fire tower scanning the scenery for signs of smoke - generally a very quiet and solitary experience, although that may not have been the case this summer - and discovers herself.
  • The trail leads to a popular view at the former US Forest Service fire tower, which has been in existence since the 1930's and is considered the crown jewel of the Otero Canyon Trail System.

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Syllabification: fire tow·er

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