veiborger

English translation: watchtower

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Norwegian term or phrase:veiborger
English translation:watchtower
Entered by: Richard Green

15:29 Jun 3, 2013
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
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Norwegian term or phrase: veiborger
This is such a tricky text! So many cultural/historical references. This term comes from the same text, under point 6: http://www.sarpsborg.com/Documents/Månedens tur/Sentrumsnære...

Could this be a "road watchtower" or something similar?

More questions to follow, no doubt!

Richard :-)
Richard Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:27
watchtower
Explanation:
A watchtower is one type of fortication that was used along roads. For extra security, twin fortifications were used. In this case, a pair of watchtowers was used to strengthen the defense system.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2013-06-04 14:08:53 GMT)
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Um- a little typo here Should be one type of fortification
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Donna Stevens
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Local time: 08:27
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watchtower


Explanation:
A watchtower is one type of fortication that was used along roads. For extra security, twin fortifications were used. In this case, a pair of watchtowers was used to strengthen the defense system.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2013-06-04 14:08:53 GMT)
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Um- a little typo here Should be one type of fortification

Example sentence(s):
  • The road from Sarpsborg to Øvre Tune was secured by twin watchtowers

    Reference: http://www.chinatour360.com/beijing/package/great-wall-hikin...
Donna Stevens
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