watch man

watchman

[woch-muhn]
noun, plural watchmen.
1.
a person who keeps guard over a building at night, to protect it from fire, vandals, or thieves.
2.
(formerly) a person who guards or patrols the streets at night.

Origin:
1350–1400; late Middle English; see watch, man1

watchmanly, adjective
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watchman (ˈwɒtʃmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person employed to guard buildings or property
2.  (formerly) a man employed to patrol or guard the streets at night

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