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Watchman meaning

watchman - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel.
  2. 2. Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night.
  3. 3. A sentinel; night- guard.

watchman - examples of usage

  1. We had, about the time of her arrival, obtained a dog to act as a watchman over the premises. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. You wondered what I was givin' him, an' I told you it was some rolls of old carpet I got from that place I was night watchman at, in Vandewater Street. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. He moved quietly through the darkness toward close- up buildings with no lights anywhere except in one room reserved for a watchman. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
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