Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person who keeps watch or acts as a lookout, especially on board a ship.
- A new initiative is cutting the number of watchkeepers needed when a mine countermeasures vessel is in her base port over a weekend.
- Although people had been on watch and the watchkeepers were very, very tired, everyone was up and buzzing.
- In this guise, it features a small staff of day members and watchkeepers.
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