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midwatch

[mid-woch]
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noun Nautical.
  1. middle watch.

Origin of midwatch

First recorded in 1525–35; mid- + watch
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Examples from the Web for midwatch

Historical Examples

  • It was just after three bells in the midwatch when I heard a yell from my lookout.

    Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895

    Various

  • I did not turn in till after you had gone on deck to take the midwatch.

    On The Blockade

    Oliver Optic