watchtower

[ UK /wˈɒt‍ʃta‍ʊɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies
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How To Use watchtower In A Sentence

  • Externally it resembles a cross between an Italian palazzo and a baronial hunting lodge tacked on to a far older watchtower.
  • We stayed overnight in a watchtower close to the altar.
  • We could have turned the planet into a slave camp of watchtowers and concertina wire if we had chosen.
  • 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.
  • The main gate and the watchtower still stand with their ironwork inscriptions, ‘Each to his own’.
  • Far below the existing fortified circuit of walls, there is another line of mud brick walls and watchtowers that separate the city from the wide flood plain of the Poshtrud River.
  • Even the sentries on the watchtowers were silent, as were the archers stationed at every crenelation along the eastern wall. The Soprano Sorceress
  • All of my natural inclinations registered heavily on the Watchtower sin-o-meter.
  • If there were guards posted in the watchtower, he could not see them from the covered porch because although the palisade was a simple pole structure, the gate itself had a doubled entry-way: You had to enter through the outer gate into a small, confined area, where you waited for the inner gate to be opened to admit you to the town. Spirit Gate
  • It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.
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