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watchkeeper Line breaks: watch|keep¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtʃkiːpə/

Definition of watchkeeper in English:


A person who keeps watch or acts as a lookout, especially on board a ship.
Example sentences
  • 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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