martello tower


mar·​tel·​lo tower mär-ˈte-lō- How to pronounce martello tower (audio)
often capitalized M
: a circular masonry fort or blockhouse

Word History


Cape Mortella, Corsica

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of martello tower was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Martello tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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