middle watch

  1. the watch from midnight until 4 a.m.

Origin of middle watch

First recorded in 1605–15

Words Nearby middle watch

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How to use middle watch in a sentence

  • At 4.30 he called the master and informed him that Mr. Stone had told him he had seen rockets in the middle watch.

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  • During the middle watch the wind stiffened and the Kelvinhaugh was making heavy weather of the going.

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  • A light southerly sprung up with the cessation of the rain in the middle watch, and “Lee fore-brace!”

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  • We got him aboard just before eight bells of the second dog-watch, and it was eight bells of the middle watch afore he spoke.

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  • Armstrong had the middle watch, which ends at four in the morning, and he was relieved by Allardyce.

British Dictionary definitions for middle watch

middle watch

  1. nautical the watch between midnight and 4 am

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