fire tower

fire tow·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r tou-er]
    • /faɪər ˈtaʊ ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r tou-er]
    • /faɪər ˈtaʊ ər/

Definitions of fire tower words

  • noun fire tower a tower, as on a mountain, from which a watch for fires is kept. 1
  • noun fire tower drill tower. 1
  • noun fire tower a tower, usually in a forest, where a lookout is posted to watch for fires and give the alarm 0
  • noun fire tower A watchtower to search for fires in a forest. 0
  • noun fire tower In a high building, a stairway protected by several inches of concrete and entered through a kind of "air lock" that prevents the smoke to enter inside it. 0

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Origin of fire tower

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30

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Parts of speech for Fire tower


fire tower popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fire tower usage trend in Literature

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