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 To visit the fire tower, follow the road a half-mile beyond the gate. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "Shady, flowery hike near Flagstaff, AZ, is a fun summer outing. Here are 2 ways to try it," 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,, "Two Hocking Hills State Park trails to reopen mid-June," 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, "The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States," 24 Feb. 2017 That was quite a change for mom, moving from Portland to this fire tower about 60 feet up. oregonlive, "Oregonians with coronavirus: Glenn Smith lived a full life. Doctor could tell by 'the wrinkles around his eyes.’," 11 Apr. 2020 This is the only fire tower in Wisconsin that is open to the general public for climbing. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These Wisconsin fire towers are still standing on public land, and you can climb at least one," 29 Aug. 2019 A half-mile trail begins at the fire tower parking lot. Kerri Westenberg,, "Where to see fall color: 3 great autumn drives in Minnesota," 30 Sep. 2019 The state’s highest point, Timm’s Hill, still has its fire tower. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These Wisconsin fire towers are still standing on public land, and you can climb at least one," 29 Aug. 2019 Jay said the car club is planning to visit the Boucher Hill fire tower on Palomar Mountain next month. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Car club members take nostalgic tour of Ramona," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fire tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2020

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“Fire tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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