martello tower

noun, often capitalized M
mar·​tel·​lo tower | \ mär-ˈte-lō- How to pronounce martello tower (audio) \

Definition of martello tower

: a circular masonry fort or blockhouse

First Known Use of martello tower

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for martello tower

Cape Mortella, Corsica

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“Martello tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martello%20tower. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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