leaning tower


: any of many towers which are out of the true vertical and have a visible slant (as that of Pisa, Italy, which is 16¹/₂ feet out of the perpendicular in a height of 179 feet)

Word History


leaning from present participle of lean entry 1

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“Leaning tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaning%20tower. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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