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noun Nautical.

the watch from midnight until 4 a.m.

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Also called graveyard watch, midwatch.

Origin of middle watch

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for middle watch

middle watch

noun

nautical the watch between midnight and 4 am
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