Black Watch


noun
  1. a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan).

  2. the plaid pattern of their tartan.

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How to use Black Watch in a sentence

  • This particular force proudly styled itself "Mackenzie's Black Watch."

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • The grimy crew of the stokehold, the Black Watch, refused to face the trembling boilers any longer.

  • Some fine exploits are also given to the credit of the Black Watch.

    Tommy Atkins at War | James Alexander Kilpatrick
  • I went over to the Scotch regiment, the Black Watch it was called, and listened to them talking their curious language.

    Ben Comee | M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan

British Dictionary definitions for Black Watch

Black Watch

noun
  1. the Black Watch the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army

Origin of Black Watch

1
so called for their dark tartan

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