Meaning of “clock tower” in the English Dictionary

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"clock tower" in British English

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clock towernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɒk ˌtaʊ.ər/ us /ˈklɑːk ˌtaʊ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It is a world of cupolas, clock towers, and minarets, which the storks appear to make their home, and there are thousands of these birds in the town. 
  • The Westminster clock tower. 
  • The buildings of this market are Dutch in style and have a quaint clock tower. 
  • They were near the great clock tower just as the chimes began to peal forth their weird melodies. 
  • Two of the machine guns were mounted in the clock tower, a position commanding the range of the street. 

(Definition of “clock tower” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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