midwatch


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midwatch

(ˈmɪdˌwɒtʃ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the middle watch
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Noun1.midwatch - a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)midwatch - 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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In fact, at that moment, the morning watch on Ferrell was in the process of relieving the midwatch, the officers and sailors as cranky as two-year-olds about staying at sea over the weekend to do casualty control drills on the engineering plant.
I was rolling off a midwatch on the bridge of our carrier, headed aft toward my rack for a couple hours of shuteye before starting another day.
Norwegian novelist and poet, best known for his trilogy describing the life of a Norwegian immigrant to the United States in the 1820s: Hundevakt (1961; "Midwatch"), Landkjenning (1964; "Land Sighting"), and Ankerfeste (1965; "Anchoring").