Definition of watchfire in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtʃfʌɪə


  • A fire maintained during the night as a signal or for the use of someone who is on watch.
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    • And so their spirits soared as they took their positions down the passageways of battle all night long, and the watchfires blazed among them.
    • In the camp, beside the glowing remains of three watchfires, paired sentries sat on heaps of skins, talking in low tones and passing wineskins from hand to hand.
    • It was unusually silent, but all the watchfires in its streets were blazing with a terrible intensity.

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