the watch from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m.
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Origin of morning watch
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for morning watch
Early in the morning-watch a sudden stir of the men on deck woke me, and I bundled up in five minutes' time.
Wasn't I on the morning-watch myself, and beside him four hours of the night before, and turned in at eight bells?Somehow Good|William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for morning watch
nautical the watch between 4 and 8 am
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