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night watchman

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noun

Cricket. a batsman who is sent in to bat just before the end of a day's play and continues his innings on the next day of play.

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Origin of night watchman

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for night watchman

night watchman

noun

Also called: night watch a person who keeps guard at night on a factory, public building, etc
cricket a batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play
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