from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tower in which a lookout for fires is posted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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