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Babel according to the Old Testament, a tower built by the descendants of Noah, which was to reach heaven, a plan frustrated by God, who made communication among workmen impossible by creating a confusion of languages.
barbican a defensive tower at the entrance to a town or fortified castle.
bartizan a small extended turret atop a wall or tower, used as a vantage point for a watchman or defender.
beefeater a guard at the Tower of London, or a yeoman in the English royal guard.
belfry a tower of a church or other building in which a bell is hung; bell tower.
bell tower a tower housing one or more bells.
bestride to tower over; dominate. [1/3 definitions]
Big Ben the bell in the clock tower of the Parliament building in London. [2 definitions]
campanile a bell tower, esp. a free-standing one near another building such as a church.
carillon a musical instrument composed of a stationary set of bells hung in a tower, usu. played from a keyboard that activates hammers. [1/2 definitions]
conning tower a low enclosed observation tower on a submarine, used as the entrance and exit. [1/2 definitions]
control tower a tower at an airport from which air traffic is directed by radio.
crenel to provide (a wall, tower, or battlement) with crenels. [1/2 definitions]
crenelate to provide crenels in (a tower or battlement). [1/2 definitions]
derrick a tower built over a hole that is being drilled, such as an oil well, to support and move equipment. [1/2 definitions]
dominate to rise above; tower over. [1/5 definitions]
domineer to tower or loom over or above. [1/3 definitions]
donjon the fortified inner tower or stronghold of a castle.
Eiffel Tower a 984-foot iron tower, constructed in Paris for the International Exposition of 1889, and now a popular tourist attraction.
lighthouse a tower or other high structure with a flashing light for directing ships and warning them of hazards such as reefs.
minaret a tall, thin tower on a mosque with a balcony from which Muslims are called to prayer.