What is another word for watchtower?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒt͡ʃta͡ʊə] (IPA)

A watchtower is a tall building or structure that provides an elevated view of the surrounding area, typically used for surveillance and monitoring. Synonyms for watchtower include observation tower, lookout tower, lookout post, observation post and surveillance tower. These terms generally describe structures used for military or security purposes, as well as for observation and surveillance in nature reserves and other protected areas. In addition to these more formal terms, watchtower can also be referred to as an observation deck, watch station, or even a perch, which more commonly describes a high vantage point for birds or other animals to observe their surroundings.

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  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      tower.

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Usage examples for Watchtower

The complaisant Senate was brought down from its constitutional watchtower to become the tool of the Consuls; and an easy way for further innovations was thus dextrously opened up through the very portals which were designed to bar them out.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose
Only in this way, Isaiah said, could a country that had fallen deeply into sin and unrighteousness, and was at the mercy of its enemies, be saved: "Your land is a desolation, your cities are burned with fire, Your tilled land-before your eyes strangers devour it; And the daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, Like a lodge in a field of cucumbers, like a watchtower.
"Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)"
Isaac Landman
A pigeon had been despatched by Boisot in the morning informing the citizens of his exact position, and at nightfall the burgomaster and a number of citizens gathered at the watchtower.
"By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic"
G.A. Henty

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