blockhouse[ blok-hous ]SEE DEFINITION OF blockhouse
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLOCKHOUSE
It stands on the site of a blockhouse erected by the Swedish settlers in 1677.
The blockhouse was blown up after the capture of its defenders.
So we pushed on into the town and stayed there until a blockhouse was built.
At this time there was also a blockhouse at Canseau, where a few soldiers were stationed.
So a blockhouse was built out of the Building of the blockhouse, La Navidad.
Soon the sand was baking, and the resin melting in the logs of the blockhouse.
They had a public library in 1796, and preaching in the blockhouse from the beginning.
The white men, retreating, were converging on the front door of the blockhouse.
They vanished under the overhang of the blockhouse's second story, made of logs.
Here in the blockhouse was where they hoped to be able to hold out.
c.1500, of uncertain origin (see blockade (n.)). Also in 16c. French, Dutch, German.