middle watch


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middle watch

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the watch between midnight and 4 am
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mid′dle watch′


n. Naut.
the watch from midnight until 4 a. m.
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Noun1.middle watch - a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)middle 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
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Only one man knew what had happened to him, and that was me, for, with my own eyes, I saw the skipper tip up his heels and put him over the rail in the middle watch of a dark night, two days before we sighted the Shetland Lights.
But God has the attack staged at the beginning of the middle watch when all the guards are fresh and wide awake.
"I was lying on my bunk, still sleepy from the middle watch," Hogel said.