Morro Castle[môrˈō, mŏrˈō]
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A fort at the entrance to the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Built by the Spanish (1589-1597) to protect the city from buccaneers, it was captured by the British in 1762 and bombarded by American forces during the Spanish-American War (1898).