night watchman


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night watchman

n.
One who serves as a guard during the night.

night watchman

n
1. Also called: night watch a person who keeps guard at night on a factory, public building, etc
2. (Cricket) cricket a batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play

watch•man

(ˈwɒtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who keeps guard over a building at night.
2. (formerly) a person who guards or patrols the streets at night.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.night watchman - a watchman who works during the nightnight watchman - a watchman who works during the night
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
Translations

night watchman

n (-men (pl)) → guardiano notturno
References in classic literature ?
Jurgis was naturally glad to accept, and so the night watchman said a few words to the boss, and he was excused for the rest of the day.
And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
Judging by my rate of development, I might hope before I died to be a night watchman for sixty dollars a month, or a policeman actually receiving a hundred dollars with pickings.
While he trotted back with the message he was to deliver to the night watchman in his box at the door of Tellson's Bank, by Temple Bar, who was to deliver it to greater authorities within, the shadows of the night took such shapes to him as arose out of the message, and took such shapes to the mare as arose out of HER private topics of uneasiness.
In Main Street no one was abroad but Hop Higgins the night watchman and in the whole town no one was awake but the watchman and young George Willard, who sat in the office of the Winesburg Eagle trying to write a story.
He worked as a night watchman, hawked potatoes on the street, pasted labels in a cannery warehouse, was utility man in a paper-box factory, and water-carrier for a street railway construction gang, and even joined the Dishwashers' Union just before it fell to pieces.
A single pane of glass cut off one corner of the room, in an iron framework let into the rock walls and the wooden roof above; there was now no possibility of reopening the case without elaborate labor, except by breaking the glass, which would probably arouse the night watchman who was always within a few feet of it, even if he had fallen asleep.
He was an old man, then, and broken, and his wife took sick, and he got a job as night watchman for forty dollars a month.
I had lain tossing about, and had heard the clock strike only twice, when the night watchman came to me, sent up from the ward, to say that Renfield had escaped.
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However, Mangwa denied ever torching Sebego's tuck shop, noting that there was no reason for him to implicate Sebego in the alleged murder and robbery incident which happened at Tuwana Construction Camp site on the night of August 28, 2013, where a Security Systems night watchman was killed, while a Chinese man residing in the property was gravely injured.
While patrolling, I saw the figure of a very fair-complexioned lady dancing under a tree in the backyard", a quivering Bhim Singh, our night watchman, told my father.