fire tower

noun

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 To see an operational fire tower in the neighboring San Bernardino National Forest, consider the trek to Strawberry Peak near Lake Arrowhead. Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 Start off with an early hike to the property’s new restaurant in a restored fire tower for a sunrise view of the surrounding forest and an egg bowl of wilted greens and sweet potato hash. The Editors, Outside Online, 8 Sep. 2020 Alpine wilderness, evergreen forests, lakes with mountainous backdrops, waterfalls, wildlife, over 1,600 types of plants, and even one of the last operating fire tower lookouts can also be enjoyed here—some from a distance. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 11 Apr. 2022 One of the best, most solitary views in the park is from the High Rocks, where an old warder’s cabin sits beside a gray bluff that once supported a fire tower. Neil Norman, Outside Online, 8 Oct. 2019 The Snow Peak Trail is an easy nine-mile round-trip hike to an old fire tower with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and the occasional mountain goat. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, 21 Aug. 2018 After scaling the preserve’s fire tower and soaking in picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, nearby Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill offers a second perspective on the landscape in a truly pastoral setting. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Spindly, head-high aspens fill spaces formerly occupied by enormous old-growth conifers on the last leg of the trek that ends at the fire tower on the 10,877-foot pinnacle. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 20 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of fire tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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19 Aug 2022

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“Fire tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20tower. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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