verb (used with object)
to watch over.
Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.

1555–65; over- + watch

overwatcher, noun
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overwatch (ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ)
1.  to watch over
2.  archaic to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep

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Example sentences
The platoon's soldiers had spent the day in an overwatch position and were heading back to their base camp.
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