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night watch

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

night watch

n
1. a watch or guard kept at night, esp for security
2. the period of time the watch is kept
3. a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman

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n.
1. a watch or guard kept during the night.
2. a person or the persons keeping such a watch.
3. Usu., night watches. the periods into which the night was divided in ancient times.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.night watch - a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)night watch - a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)
watch - a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
Translations

night watch

n. guardia nocturna.
References in classic literature ?
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