Definitions for watchmanˈwɒtʃ mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

watch•manˈwɒtʃ 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchman, watcher, security guard(noun)

    a guard who keeps watch


  1. watchman(Noun)

    A guard who keeps watch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchman(noun)

    one set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel

  2. Watchman(noun)

    specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night


  1. Watchman

    Watchman is a 1988 novel written by Ian Rankin, and is one of the author's earliest works. Originally published in 1988, it was reissued with a new introduction by Rankin in 2004.

Translations for watchman

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(oftenˌnight-ˈwatchman ) a man employed to guard a building etc against thieves, especially at night

The bank-robbers shot the (night-)watchman.

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