from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A railed, rooftop platform typically on a coastal house, originally designed to observe vessels at sea.
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- noun US A raised
platformon the roofof a house, especially one on a coastal house originally used for viewing the arrival of shipping
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- noun a lookout atop a coastal house
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