signal tower

noun

: an enclosed or armored elevated structure from which signals are displayed or controlled
specifically : a switch tower for a system of railroad signals

Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signal tower was in 1757

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“Signal tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signal%20tower. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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