from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tower in which a lookout for fires is posted.
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- n. A watchtower to search for fires in a forest.
- n. In a high building, a stairway protected by several inches of concrete and entered through a kind of "air lock" that prevents the smoke to enter inside it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires
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