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|tower:type = watchtower|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Group: Man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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A, or watch tower, is a type of fortification used in many parts of the world. It differs from a regular tower in that its primary use is military, and from a turret in that it is usually a freestanding structure. Its main purpose is to provide a high, safe place from which a sentinel or guard may observe the surrounding area.
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If the watchtower is historical, it gets in addition historic=yes.