night watchman

or night-watch·man

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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.

Nearby words

  1. night terror,
  2. night terrors,
  3. night vision,
  4. night watch,
  5. night watch, the,
  6. night-blind,
  7. night-blooming cereus,
  8. night-hawk,
  9. night-light,
  10. night-long

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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