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anchor watch

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noun Nautical.
  1. a deck watch maintained by the crew of a ship at anchor.
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Origin of anchor watch

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for anchor watch

Historical Examples

  • After dark I cautioned the anchor-watch not to let any person come on board.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • Soon after Spike returned on board, and the anchor-watch was set.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Spike walked forward to look for the man charged with the anchor-watch.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I will be all the anchor-watch you will need, Hamish, until the morning.

  • The anchor-watch was set at eight, and ran from two hours, to two hours.

    Afloat And Ashore

    James Fenimore Cooper