noun, plural sen·tries.
Origin of sentry
Examples from the Web for sentry
We found that the Sentry safe which contained our footage had indeed been under water.Making 'The Dog': The Amazing True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’|Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I shared the sentiments of the Fatah sentry who allowed me inside the walls of the Muqata in Ramallah.
He looked up at the sentry towers dotting the campus as the bus entered Kirkland.Should Juvenile Criminals Be Sentenced Like Adults?|Clark Merrefield|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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The sentry at the front gate has no mechanism to compel incoming vehicles to stop.
Tobias had seemed impressed, and promised his answer in the morning, leaving her to sleep—with a sentry at her cabin door.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
I felt puzzled and angered, and rode forward to question the French sentry.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
I told the sentry I had been ordered to relieve him, and he handed over his musket without a word.In the Days of Washington|William Murray Graydon
A sentry had been placed at the gate of the Seraglio to prevent anyone who did not belong to the laboratory from entering.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
This was explained at great length to the sentry, but made no impression on him whatever.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for sentry
noun plural -tries
Word Origin for sentry
Word Origin and History for sentry
1610s, originally "watchtower;" perhaps a shortened variant of sentinel, which had a variant form centrinel (1590s); or perhaps worn down from sanctuary, on notion of "shelter for a watchman." Meaning "military guard posted around a camp" is first attested 1630s. Sentry-box is from 1728.