Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

watch +‎ tower (Wiktionary)

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