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Black Watch

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Definition of Black Watch in English:

The Royal Highland Regiment.

Origin

in the early 18th century the term Watch was given to certain companies of irregular troops in the Highlands; Black Watch referred to some of these companies raised circa1729–30, distinguished by their dark-coloured tartan.

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