Anchor watch

1.(Naut.) A detail of one or more men who keep watch on deck at night when a vessel is at anchor.
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I felt painfully that I--a stranger--was doing something un- usual when I directed him to let all hands turn in with- out setting an anchor watch.
Out- side the cuddy he put his head in the second mate's door to inform him of my unheard-of caprice to take a five hours' anchor watch on myself.
Then I reflected that I had myself peremptorily dismissed my officers from duty, and by my own act had prevented the anchor watch being formally set and things properly attended to.
The Tahitians can keep an anchor watch just as aboard ship.
A bow-wow is good on a scow when all hands sleep alongside the dock or in an anchor watch.