blockhouse

Part of speech: noun

A fort of logs.

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Usage examples "blockhouse":

  1. There also stood an oblong blockhouse of stone, the walls two feet thick and ten feet high. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
  2. At each corner was a bastion and over each gate a blockhouse. - "The War Chief of the Ottawas A Chronicle of the Pontiac War: Volume 15 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada", Thomas Guthrie Marquis.
  3. The most serious weakness of the position was that the banks of the creek and the lake rose in ridges to a considerable height, commanding the blockhouse and affording a convenient shelter for an attacking party within musket range. - "The War Chief of the Ottawas A Chronicle of the Pontiac War: Volume 15 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada", Thomas Guthrie Marquis.