Translation of watchtower in Spanish:

watchtower

atalaya, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwɒtʃtaʊə//ˈwɑtʃˌtaʊ(ə)r/

noun

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    atalaya feminine
    torre de vigilancia feminine
    • He ordered thousands of watchtowers to be built 12 metres tall and 12 square metres at their base with 6-metre walls of granite joining them.
    • Army watchtowers to be demolished with no Army presence in police stations and use of military helicopters for training purposes only.
    • When we first stepped onto the Great Wall we were awe-struck by the never-ending structure snaking up into the hills in both directions, with little square watchtowers dotted along the horizon.
    • It's a tower - an old watchtower from the days when they needed watchtowers.
    • We could have turned the planet into a slave camp of watchtowers and concertina wire if we had chosen.
    • In these mountainous areas, the typical Caucasian home is built like a fortress, with high watchtowers and six-metre walls.
    • We have wildfires out there, and there are watchtowers that are empty because of his cuts.
    • It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.
    • Hotels, beaches and resorts may be required to have watchtowers for alerting public.
    • Girona proper is steeped in the history of its medieval old city, a cobbled labyrinth of narrow alleys and watchtowers separated from the city's modern business district by the smooth-flowing Onyar River.
    • There's no fence, no razor wire, no watchtowers, no guard station.
    • The western terminal of the wall was at Bowness-on-Solway, but fortlets and watchtowers continued down the Cumberland coast.
    • We are ushered through another checkpoint and eventually the road ends at a couple of watchtowers and heavily guarded barriers.
    • The settlement perimeter is marked by watchtowers and torches and the village has its own cadre of border guards dressed in a sort of monk's habit in a mustard colour, which is thought to soothe the creatures.
    • However our experience to date has been that the watchtowers have now been replaced by frequent checkpoints on roads in the area.
    • This is a complete misnomer; it is an eight metre high sheer concrete wall with watchtowers.
    • And in the meantime, in all those hills surrounding those cities, sharpshooters are standing by in watchtowers.