fire tower

noun

Definition of fire tower 

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

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One of her students conquered his fear of heights by climbing up the MacKenzie fire tower, Wohlgefardt said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Outdoor education expo offers skills and activities," 19 May 2018 It was taken from a fire tower, which no longer exists. Chris Granger, NOLA.com, "Swipe the photos and see modern New Orleans compared with rare 19th-century photos," 22 Dec. 2017 For these landscape pictures, in particular, photographers had to lug all of their equipment, chemistry and glass plates with them, up fire towers, down city streets, to the wharfs. Chris Granger, NOLA.com, "Swipe the photos and see modern New Orleans compared with rare 19th-century photos," 22 Dec. 2017 From the fire tower on Bear Swamp Hill, in Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, the view usually extends about twelve miles. Sam Anderson, New York Times, "The Mind of John McPhee," 28 Sep. 2017 Levi Brinegar, who is a lookout for the Forest Service at Stonewall Mountain fire tower, captured the bolt that sparked the fire on camera. John Hopewell, Washington Post, "Wildfires ravaging the Western U.S. as smoke sprawls across the nation," 6 Sep. 2017 Rent bikes at the Rhinebeck Bicycle Shop and pedal to Ferncliff Forest Game Refuge and Forest Preserve, which boasts miles of trails and a huge fire tower that offers panoramic views of the area. Sarah Taddeo, USA TODAY, "New York road trips: Top 5 must-see small towns," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of fire tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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