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night watch

noun
1.
a watch or guard kept during the night.
2.
a person or the persons keeping such a watch.
3.
Usually, night watches. the periods or divisions into which the night was divided in ancient times.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English
Related forms
night watching, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for night-watch

night watch

noun
1.
a watch or guard kept at night, esp for security
2.
the period of time the watch is kept
3.
a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman
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Word Origin and History for night-watch
n.

"guard kept during the night," late Old English; see night + watch (n.).

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