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English definition of “watchtower”

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 closePlaces involved in military activityProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
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