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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons and observation. It is usually square or angular and is...

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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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1 Type of early Iron Age structure found in Shetland, rectangular in ground plan, three storeys high, heavily built, with a central passage at ground floor level,...

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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons and observation. It is usually square or angular and is...

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blockhouse

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 176 words.

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1 Type of early Iron Age structure found in Shetland, rectangular in ground plan, three storeys high, heavily built,

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blockhouse

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 38 words.

n. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons

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block-house

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 12 words.

Structure, frequently of timber, often for defensive purposes, constructed of logs.

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block-house

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 12 words.

Structure, frequently of timber, often for defensive purposes, constructed of logs.

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blockhouse <i>n.</i> (<i>UK Und.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 185 words.

a prison.

1624 J. Smith Virginiana in Quinn New American World (1979) 338: To stop the disorders of

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blockhouse <i>v.</i> (<i>UK Und.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

to imprison.

1865 Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 41/2: Perish me blind, Mag, there wasn't a bit of paper

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pillbox

Richard Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 141 words.

Term for a cylindrical fortification, first used in the Second Boer War, when many British blockhouses were circular.

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Cremera

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Stream flowing past Veii to join the Tiber at Fidenae. Three hundred members of the Fabian clan perished on its banks (477 bc), after establishing a blockhouse from which to raid Veientine...

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