Definition of Blockhouse

1. Noun. A stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire.

Generic synonyms: Fastness, Stronghold



Definition of Blockhouse

1. n. An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to fire downward, and in all directions; -- formerly much used in America and Germany.

Definition of Blockhouse

1. Noun. A sturdy military fortification, often of concrete, with gunports. ¹

2. Noun. A reinforced building from which to control hazardous operations, such as an explosion or a rocket launch. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A temporary wooden fortification with a projecting upper story. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blockhouse

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Literary usage of Blockhouse

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1. Stories of Missouri by John Roy Musick (1897)
"THE blockhouse AT THE BIG SPRING. THERE is in St. Louis County a place known as the Big Spring. Soon after the territory was purchased by the United States, ..."

2. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Louis Houck (1909)
"... and of the blockhouse Don Carlos Tercero el Rey, both of which are located at the mouth of the Misuri — the first on the south bank, and the second on ..."

3. Antigua and Barbuda by Don Philpott, Brian Anderson, Ellen Anderson (2004)
"blockhouse Hill The Lookout Trail winds through the Shirley Heights ... blockhouse Hill derives its name from the fortified structures built on the crest. ..."

4. Stories of Pioneer Life: For Young Readers by Florence Bass (1900)
"If there were only a few families, they sometimes had only one blockhouse. Their own little farms and cabins were not far away. Here they lived except in ..."

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