Definition of watchtower
: a tower for a lookout
Recent Examples of watchtower from the Web
The army closely monitors ISIS movements with newly acquired aircraft, drones, and watchtowers, and barely a day passes without artillery bombardments of the group’s positions in these remote mountains.
During the Troubles of the 1960s-90s, the border was dotted with army checkpoints and watchtowers, as well as (until 1993) customs controls.
A border once demarcated by watchtowers and manned by soldiers has completely disappeared.
Maoxian county is largely inhabited by members of the small Qiang ethnic group, a matrilineal society known for building watchtowers and rope bridges in their mountainous lands, as well as for dancing and colorful costumes.
One video showed a pair of uniformed men climbing onto a watchtower.
The first will be a traditional hedge maze, with a watchtower.
The role of Mitch Buchannon, head lifeguard and lord of all he surveys from his watchtower, passes from David Hasselhoff to Dwayne Johnson, who rescues a kite surfer from certain death before the opening credits are complete.
Across the street is a stretch of the wall, complete with death strip and watchtower, and poignant memorials to those shot trying to flee.
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First Known Use of watchtower
WATCHTOWER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of watchtower for English Language Learners
: a tower that is used by a person who guards or watches a place
WATCHTOWER Defined for Kids
Definition of watchtower for Students
: a tower for a guard or watchman
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