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watch pocket

a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc.
Compare fob1 (def 1).
Origin of watch pocket
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Whereupon the obliging young man referred to a watch pocket in his plaid vest, and nodded with a great deal of intelligence.

  • Mrs. Shelly, with a kindly good-night to Bruce, trotted after them, fumbling with her watch pocket.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • But his watch pocket was empty, and then full recollection of what had occurred came back to him.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
  • But Garth hadn't missed the man's instinctive gesture towards his watch pocket.

    The Gray Mask

    Wadsworth Camp
  • Then a sudden idea occurred to him, and he thrust his hand into the watch pocket of his uniform.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • He pulled his forgotten repeater from his watch pocket and opened it with considerable apprehension.


    George Barr McCutcheon
  • He took the lens from his watch pocket and unfolded it from the protective metal case.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Most all of them threatened him with a rectangular head, a tin ear, or a watch pocket under the eye He didn't seem to care much.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • This sally caused Claud to laugh so vigorously, that he held his hand over his watch pocket apprehensively.

    Dorothy Dale's Camping Days

    Margaret Penrose
  • Immediately behind him came Hogan, using his one good hand to fish matches from his watch pocket and light the fuses.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
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