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night watchman

noun
1.
2.
Cricket. a batsman who is sent in to bat just before the end of a day's play and continues his innings on the next day of play.
Also, night-watchman.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for nightwatchmen

night watchman

noun
1.
Also called night watch. a person who keeps guard at night on a factory, public building, etc
2.
(cricket) a batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play
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