noun (plural night watchmen)
A person whose job is to guard a building at night.
- He also served, when necessary, in the role of nightwatchman, guarding all the horses and vehicles of the royal carriage and hobby stables.
- Nightwatchmen in Nairobi munch it to stay alert through the dangerous nights in the crime-ridden capital.
- The director, who ran a demolition company, had been standing in for the nightwatchman at the compound.
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Syllabification: night watch·man
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