Share this entry

Share this page

watchtower

Syllabification: watch·tow·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwäCHˌtou(ə)r
 
/

Definition of watchtower in English:

noun

A tower built to create an elevated observation point.
Example sentences
  • It's a tower - an old watchtower from the days when they needed watchtowers.
  • The western terminal of the wall was at Bowness-on-Solway, but fortlets and watchtowers continued down the Cumberland coast.
  • Girona proper is steeped in the history of its medieval old city, a cobbled labyrinth of narrow alleys and watchtowers separated from the city's modern business district by the smooth-flowing Onyar River.

Definition of watchtower in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing