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ˈblɒkˌhaʊs; ˌhaʊ zɪzblock·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blockhousenoun

    a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire


  1. blockhousenoun

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

  2. blockhousenoun

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

  3. blockhousenoun

    A temporary wooden fortification with a projecting upper story.


  1. blockhouse

    A blockhouse is a small, fortified building, typically made from logs or concrete, used as a defensive structure. It typically features small windows or loopholes through which defenders can fire weapons. Blockhouses were historically used during wars or conflicts as guard posts, command centers or defensive positions. They were often positioned at strategic points, such as borders, military camps, or frontier outposts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blockhousenoun

    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

  2. Blockhousenoun

    a house of squared logs


  1. Blockhouse

    In military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. It serves as a defensive strong point against any enemy that does not possess siege equipment or, in modern times, artillery. A fortification intended to resist these weapons is more likely to qualify as a fortress or a redoubt, or in modern times, be an underground bunker.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blockhouse

    A small work, generally built of logs, to protect adjacent ports. Blockhouses were primarily constructed in our American colonies, because they could be immediately built from the heavy timber felled to clear away the spot, and open the lines of fire. The ends were simply crossed alternately and pinned. Two such structures, with a space of 6 feet for clay, formed, on an elevated position, a very formidable casemated work. The slanting overhanging roof furnished excellent cover in lieu of loop-holes for musketry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockhouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockhouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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