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A touer is a taw structur, uisually tawer than it is wide, eften bi a signeeficant margin. Touers are distinguished frae masts bi thair lack o guy-wires.

Touers are generally biggit tae takeadvantage o thair hicht, an can staund alane on the grund, or as pairt o a lairger structur or device such as a fortified biggin or as an integral pairt o a bridge.