round tower

noun

Definition of round tower

: a circular stone tower ranging in height from 60 to 150 feet, having a conical cap, and built in considerable numbers in Ireland from the 9th to the 13th centuries as refuges from Viking invaders

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First Known Use of round tower

1790, in the meaning defined above

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

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