What does the word blockhouse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A fort of logs.

Usage examples for blockhouse

  1. There also stood an oblong blockhouse of stone, the walls two feet thick and ten feet high. – African Camp Fires by 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 by 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 by Thomas Guthrie Marquis
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