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Martello tower   Listen
noun
Martello tower  n.  (Fort.) A building of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction. Note: The English borrowed the name of the tower from Corsica in 1794.






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