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Sentinel meaning

sentinel - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who watches or guards; specifically ( Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.
  2. 2. Watch; guard.
  3. 3. To watch over like a sentinel.
  4. 4. To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.
  5. 5. A marine crab ( Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; - called also sentinel crab.

sentinel - examples of usage

  1. Her master allowed her to spend the whole day with her " Father Ausonius": only when it grew dark he appeared, with inexorable firmness, to take her away; and he went with her himself to the tent assigned to her, before which he stationed one of his Illyrian countrymen as a sentinel all night.
  2. The sentinel, most fortunately, had retired from the pelting rain, and was comfortably asleep, well wrapped up in his overcoat.
  3. Challenged by a sentinel, he said, " Look at me and you will see that I am President Davis." - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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