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watchtower

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊər/ us    /ˈwɑːtʃˌtaʊr/
a tower built especially around the edges of prisons and army camps, the top of which provides a good position from which to see anyone who is coming close
Translations of “watchtower”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞭望塔,崗樓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瞭望塔,岗楼…
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