• WordNet 3.6
    • n watchtower an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Watchtower A tower in which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, the approach of danger, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n watchtower A tower on which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, for the approach of danger, etc.
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In literature:

Two days later the flier rested upon the top of the watchtower, ready to depart.
"Warlord of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
There rises a watchtower beheld of men afar.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
It must be some Algerine corsair brigantine that the watchtower signals to us.
"The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
It may be that this was a watchtower of that ancient people whose homes we have found in ruins.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
Its summit of tower, watchtower and battlement, glimmers faintly in the moonlight.
"J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5" by J.S. Le Fanu
Alfred and Guthlac, on a watchtower above, gazed on the plain stretched before them.
"Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
When within a mile of the town, they must have been sighted by the Dervish sentries on a lofty watchtower.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
Her gesture reassured the lookout, who was alertly watching the stern watchtower.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Though I would gladly have thrown myself on the ground to rest, I continued looking out from my watchtower.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Titus himself mounted a watchtower in Antonia, in order that he might see and reward each act of bravery.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
He left the Peace Stead and went to his watchtower Hlidskjalf.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
A small watchtower is kept manned even now, but it's a hungry land, and one which would drain even a baron's funds.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
A few trembling lights gleamed through the dark from the distant watchtowers of Drogheda.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
If you stopped, you could have fun climbing around the ruins of old walls and watchtowers on the hills looking out to sea.
"Getting to know Spain" by Dee Day
The aroma of the chocolate swirled up into the watchtower above, and in the moonlight its dusky perfume sent Hipolito's thoughts soaring.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Security was tight, with high fences, watchtowers, and an army barracks near at hand.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
B. Hardin discovered the largest and finest watchtower that had yet been found.
"Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Anonymous
Jerusalem is simply his watchtower.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
Directly ahead rises the watchtower of ~Sentinel Rock~.
"Guide to Yosemite" by Ansel Hall
It has six gates, and some watchtowers, and some handsome churches.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn

In poetry:

Thou, spirit of the spangled night!
I woo thee from the watchtower high,
Where thou dost sit to guide the bark
Of lonely mariner.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

No 20 All Along the Watchtower had just been released on Dylan's John Wesle.
Not all along the watchtower.
Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower".
'Fire Season': life in a New Mexico watchtower, looking for wildfires.
A Watchtower on the Roof of the World.
Watchtower's tower OKd by City Council.
CB2 OK's Watchtower's DUMBO towers.
Watchtower Project Grows in Patterson.
All Along the Watchtower .
'All Along the Watchtower '.
Not all along the watchtower .
This week once again, UltimaRatioRegis joins the project with a look into the background of WATCHTOWER , setting the stage for next week's post.
Watchtower 's tower OKd by City Council.
The most recent changes in the Watchtower 's project involved shaving down a14-story residential building at the corner of Front and Bridge streets in Vinegar Hill to 12 stories.
CB2 OK's Watchtower 's DUMBO towers.