fire tower


Definition of fire tower

: a tower (as in a forest) from which a watch for fires is maintained

Examples of fire tower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the sheriff in tow, the pair of assassins then make their way out to Hannah's lofty fire tower, where the film mercifully blazes to an entirely predictable sort of climax. Piers Marchant, Arkansas Online, 21 May 2021 Owen is murdered by the assassins, and during his a frantic quest to survive, Connor crosses paths with a Montana smoke jumper, Hannah (Jolie), living in a fire tower. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 14 May 2021 Of course, there is work to be done while in the fire tower. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2020 Our reward was to find the fire tower atop the summit open to visitors and staffed by a ranger. Steve Chapman,, 14 Oct. 2020 Now one of 60 fire tower lookouts, Desolation Peak was once part of a vast network of more than 9,000 that dotted the country’s mountainous landscapes. Sunset Magazine, 2 Sep. 2020 To visit the fire tower, follow the road a half-mile beyond the gate. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2020 The bridle trails south of the rappelling area and the fire tower parking area will remain closed for the time being. Steve Stephens, The Columbus Dispatch,, 26 May 2020 Photographers climb a 90-foot fire tower for epic views, and campers of every stripe find a site to fit their needs among Brown County’s 400-plus posts. Sarah Feldberg, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of fire tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2021

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“Fire tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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