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morning watch

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noun Nautical.
  1. the watch from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m.
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Origin of morning watch

First recorded in 1525–35
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Historical Examples

  • Wasn't I on the morning-watch myself, and beside him four hours of the night before, and turned in at eight bells?

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    William de Morgan

  • Early in the morning-watch a sudden stir of the men on deck woke me, and I bundled up in five minutes' time.


British Dictionary definitions for morning watch

morning watch

noun
  1. nautical the watch between 4 and 8 am
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