tower house

noun

Definition of tower house 

: a medieval fortified castle (as in Scotland)

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Made partially from local stone, the tower houses a 60-bell carillon that is played twice daily. New York Times, "6 Great Gardens to Visit in Florida," 16 Feb. 2018 The first level of the tower houses the Founder’s Room, which has antique furniture, a fireplace and a ceramic tile floor. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Bok Tower Gardens to reopen Friday," 21 Sep. 2017

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1687, in the meaning defined above

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