noun block·house \-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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BLOCKHOUSE Defined for Kids


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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