noun \-ˌhas\

Definition of BLOCKHOUSE

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
:  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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