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noun
a watch or guard kept during the night.
a person or the persons keeping such a watch.
Usually night watches . the periods or divisions into which the night was divided in ancient times.
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Origin of night watch

before 1000; Middle English; Old English

OTHER WORDS FROM night watch

night watching, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for night watch

night watch

noun
a watch or guard kept at night, esp for security
the period of time the watch is kept
a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman
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