Noun(1) a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire
(1) A windowless, reinforced concrete blockhouse , with walls 1ft thick and a steel door, was built in the grounds.(2) In 1967 and 1968 the blockhouse underwent extensive renovations.(3) Despite the highest amount of wood and wood-based materials, the blockhouse seems to be environmentally less favourable than the timber-frame house.(4) Captain Messenger and a small force of men built a new blockhouse and a little military settlement gradually grew around it, including a hospital, school and store.(5) The garrison occupied the site from the mid-16th to mid-19th centuries and built fortifications next to the former village of Drypool, including three blockhouses for artillery.(6) They advanced yard by yard, imposing a strict blockade with barbed wire and blockhouses .(7) More than half a million of them toiled for four months building the line; 1,250 trains hauled materials to construct the steel-reinforced concrete forts and blockhouses .(8) The Guomindang had a policy of making a slow advance building trenches and blockhouses as they went to give the Guomindang troops there places of protection.(9) The combat and direction centers were housed in huge concrete blockhouses , hardened to withstand overpressures of only five pounds per square inch.(10) None of the old buildings in the village has survived; they have either crumbled away or been demolished, and in their place are rows of utterly hideous blockhouses used for military exercises.(11) Similarly, in eastern Europe and the Baltic, crusaders constructed a range of fortresses from wooden blockhouses to the great monastery castles of the military orders.(12) In the past, blockhouses were used as defence forts and beacon towers.(13) In 1712, Fort Michilimackinac - a palisade of pointed logs and blockhouses surrounding log buildings - was built by the French on the southern side of the straits as a fortified trading post.(14) A painter, RenÔö£┬« Duchez, tucked into his blouse a copy of the detailed instructions for building blockhouses - exactly what dimensions of concrete and of reinforcing rods were to be used - and took it away.(15) Three blockhouses were observed being built and they were only 200 metres from the radio location receiver itself.(16) Concentration camps and small forts or blockhouses , which were strung together by 3,700 square miles of barbed wire fencing, became the chief means of achieving this end.
(1) blockhouse :: blokhuis
1. blockhouse ::
Different Formsblockhouse, blockhouses
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