from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An observation tower on which a guard or lookout is stationed to keep watch, as for enemies, for forest fires, or over prisoners.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tower on which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, for the approach of danger, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A tower in which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, the approach of danger, or the like.

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  • noun an observation tower, in which a lookout keeps watch over prisoners, or looks out for fires etc

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies


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watch +‎ tower


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  • see watcher

    February 18, 2008

  • Watchtowers are evocational symbols of spiritual beings known as the Watchers or the Grigori (in Strega.)

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