- a deck watch maintained by the crew of a ship at anchor.
Origin of anchor watch
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for anchor watch
After dark I cautioned the anchor-watch not to let any person come on board.Up the River
Soon after Spike returned on board, and the anchor-watch was set.
Spike walked forward to look for the man charged with the anchor-watch.
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