shot tower

(redirected from shot towers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to shot tower

tower of a kind once used to make shot

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Ranging in height about 100 to 190 feet, shot towers are still an excellent method of making shot up to the size of BBs, but are being replaced by more modern methods.
A more modern method, called the Bliemeister method, does away with the expensive-to-build shot tower.
CHESTER'S historic lead shot tower is to be given a new lease of life as the centrepiece of a new leisure, industrial and residential park.
The Chester lead shot tower was one of only three in Britain built specifically to manufacture musket shot for the British forces in the Napoleonic War.
Spokesman Stephen Langtree said: ``The lead shot tower is a distinctive feature of the Chester skyline and a very special structure.