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Meaning of watchman by Wiktionary Dictionary



    watchman ( plural: watchmen )

    1. A guard who keeps watch

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Explanation of watchman by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a guard who keeps watch

    Definition of watchman by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Watchman n.; pl. Watchmen

      1. One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel.

      2. Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night.

      Watchman beetle ( Zool. ), the European dor. -- Watchman's clock, a watchman's detector in which the apparatus for recording the times of visiting several stations is contained within a single clock. -- Watchman's detector, or Watchman's time detector, an apparatus for recording the time when a watchman visits a station on his rounds. -- Watchman's rattle, an instrument having at the end of a handle a revolving arm, which, by the action of a strong spring upon cogs, produces, when in motion, a loud, harsh, rattling sound.