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blockhouse

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noun block·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of blockhouse

  1. 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. 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

First Known Use of blockhouse

1512


BLOCKHOUSE Defined for Kids

blockhouse

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noun block·house \ˈbläk-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of blockhouse for Students

  1. :  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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