forenoon watch

  1. the watch from 8 a.m. until noon.

Origin of forenoon watch

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby forenoon watch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use forenoon watch in a sentence

  • It was, in short, a thoroughly disagreeable day, and I was by no means sorry that it was my forenoon watch below.

    A Middy of the King | Harry Collingwood
  • But in the middle of the forenoon watch a long and rather faint streak of black was discovered in the east.

    Fighting for the Right | Oliver Optic
  • At two bells in the forenoon watch she was about a mile abreast of the chase, which had not yet shown her colors.

    Fighting for the Right | Oliver Optic
  • She waited until she could meet him quite casually on deck, and later in the forenoon watch.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound | Alice B. Emerson
  • Let me see: Garboard has the forenoon watch to-morrow, and we shall both be off duty after general quarters.

    Brave Old Salt | Oliver Optic