tower house


: a medieval fortified castle (as in Scotland)

Examples of tower house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the numerous remodels over the years, the four-story tower house still retains many of its original features, including decorative plasterwork. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 Alongside the pool and festooned with a couple of banners that wave in the wind, the tower houses two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and a lounge. Mark David, Robb Report, 14 Sep. 2023 The other side of the tower houses the 500W power supply, which isn’t modular, but its cables are tied off neatly enough. Joe Hindy, PCMAG, 9 Sep. 2023 The tower houses a neonatal intensive care unit, obstetrics, gynecology, and rehabilitation departments, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Cody Weireter said to reporters overnight. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2023 For these young soldiers, Ukraine has been at war for half their lives The IQ-quarter tower houses several government ministry offices, including the ministries of digitalization, economic development and industry and trade. Natalia Abbakumova, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2023 Its large tower house was typical of fortifications built between the 15th and 17th centuries, with 18-foot-thick walls that slope inward for stability and defense. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2023 This was perhaps the prime stronghold of the shadowy medieval Conmaicne Mara, who gave Connemara their name, and who were all but wiped from record by the O’Flahertys, builders of the castle’s tower house. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 17 Nov. 2020 Today, the tower houses a somewhat underwhelming LED that flashes at five-second intervals. Sarah Feldberg,, 12 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tower house was in 1687

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“Tower house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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