Definition of the Eddystone lighthouse from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Eddystone lighthouse

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a lighthouse (= tower containing a strong light to warn or guide ships) on a rock in the English Channel about 9 miles/14 kilometres from the coast of Cornwall. It rises 133 feet/41 metres above the water and can be seen for 17 miles/28 kilometres. There has been a lighthouse there since 1696.