watchtower

noun

watch·​tow·​er ˈwäch-ˌtau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce watchtower (audio)
ˈwȯch-
: a tower for a lookout

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Today, the Royal Heritage Museum is housed in the watchtower at the fortress. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Sep. 2022 The 57-room hotel is drenched in old-school elegance with its retro peach umbrellas, surrounded by 17 acres of pine forests and under a 16th-century watchtower. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Twenty years ago, the medieval watchtower was a ruin. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Way up on a 1,300-foot-high peak, an old stone watchtower surely makes for even more spectacular sunrises. John Oseid, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The blast gutted a historic 1886 fire watchtower and the school opposite. Tim Judah, The New York Review of Books, 28 Apr. 2022 Some nights, Bobi volunteers in a watchtower looking out for Russian troops. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 Strategically hidden from view, travelers first approach through dense forest, when suddenly the branches and treetops give way to soaring stone ramparts and watchtower. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2022 The retro peach beach umbrellas and private bay views, all with a backdrop in the shadow of a 16th-century watchtower, will undoubtedly stop you in your tracks. Maria Pasquale, CNN, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1544, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watchtower was in 1544

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Cite this Entry

“Watchtower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watchtower. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

watchtower

noun

watch·​tow·​er ˈwäch-ˌtau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce watchtower (audio)
ˈwȯch-
: a tower for a lookout

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