from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A watch or guard kept during the night.
  • n. The person or persons on such a watch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a watch kept on some premises, or on a town, by guards during the night
  • n. the guards on such a watch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A watch, or guard, to aford protection in the night.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)


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