Broch



a circular stone tower built around the beginning of the Christian era, having an inner and an outer wall, found on the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, the Hebrides, and the mainland of Scotland.
Historical Examples

Meteorology J. G. M’Pherson
Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie
Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various
Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
The Clyde Mystery Andrew Lang
The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 Various
British Castles Charles H. Ashdown
Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales Various

noun
(in Scotland) a circular dry-stone tower large enough to serve as a fortified home; they date from the Iron Age and are found esp in the north and the islands
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