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keep

Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
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Keep

Inner tower of a castle.
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keep, donjon

keep
The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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