Definition of morning watch in English:

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morning watch

Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG ˌwäCH/ Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG ˌwôCH/

noun

The period from 4 to 8 a.m. on board a ship.
Example sentences
  • In a prelude to life at sea, the dragon boat team learnt the meaning of the ‘morning watch’ when it rose at 4am on March 7 to prepare to compete in the championships.
  • Kennedy held the morning watch, relieving the other officers from his fidgeting and worry.
  • Hornblower wakened at the last ding of the fifth bell in in the morning watch.

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Syllabification: morn·ing watch

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