- the watch from midnight until 4 a.m.
Origin of middle watch
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for middle watch
Jack's shall be the 'dog-watch,' as they call it, and mine shall be the 'middle-watch,' and last till morning.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef
James Fenimore Cooper
- nautical the watch between midnight and 4 am