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blockhouse

noun block·house \-ˌhas\

Definition of BLOCKHOUSE

1
a :  a structure of heavy timbers formerly used for military defense with sides loopholed and pierced for gunfire and often with a projecting upper story
b :  a small easily defended building for protection from enemy fire
2
:  a building usually of reinforced concrete serving as an observation point for an operation likely to be accompanied by heat, blast, or radiation hazard
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1512
BLOCKHOUSE Defined for Kids

blockhouse

noun block·house \ˈbläk-ˌhas\

Definition of BLOCKHOUSE for Kids

:  a building of timbers or concrete built with holes in its sides for people inside to use for firing at an enemy

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