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night watchman

Syllabification: night watch·man

Definition of night watchman in English:

noun (plural night watchmen)

A person whose job is to guard a building at night.
Example sentences
  • 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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