leaning tower

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leaning tower

A tower, usually detached and slender for its height, which overhangs its base; the most famous example of such a tower is at Pisa, Italy, where the 179 ft (54.6 m) tower is 16.5 ft (5 m) out of perpendicular.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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