Translation of blockhouse in Spanish:

blockhouse

blocao, n.

Pronunciation /ˈblɑkˌhaʊs/ /ˈblɒkhaʊs/

noun

Military
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    blocao masculine
    • Three blockhouses were observed being built and they were only 200 metres from the radio location receiver itself.
    • A windowless, reinforced concrete blockhouse, with walls 1ft thick and a steel door, was built in the grounds.
    • None of the old buildings in the village has survived; they have either crumbled away or been demolished, and in their place are rows of utterly hideous blockhouses used for military exercises.
    • He succeeded in increasing the density of blockhouses in the sector, but the soldiers spent so much time digging and pouring cement that they had little time to update their training.
    • They advanced yard by yard, imposing a strict blockade with barbed wire and blockhouses.
    • More than half a million of them toiled for four months building the line; 1,250 trains hauled materials to construct the steel-reinforced concrete forts and blockhouses.
    • The Guomindang had a policy of making a slow advance building trenches and blockhouses as they went to give the Guomindang troops there places of protection.
    • A painter, René Duchez, tucked into his blouse a copy of the detailed instructions for building blockhouses - exactly what dimensions of concrete and of reinforcing rods were to be used - and took it away.
    • The combat and direction centers were housed in huge concrete blockhouses, hardened to withstand overpressures of only five pounds per square inch.
    • Externally, this pavilion has disturbing overtones of abandoned blockhouses or military vehicles.