guerite

noun gue·rite \(ˈ)gā¦rēt\

Definition of guerite

plural

-s

  1. :  a turret or shelter for a sentry on an old fort

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Origin and Etymology of guerite

French guérite, from Middle French, probably alteration of Old French garite, guarite watchtower — more at garret


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