broch

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broch

(brɒk; brɒx)
n
(Fortifications) (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
[C17: from Old Norse borg; related to Old English burh settlement, burgh]

broch

A circular, drystone Iron Age tower containing living quarters, common in the north of Scotland and thought to have been used as a fortified home.