Definition of sentry-go in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsentrēˌɡō/


The duty of being a sentry.
Example sentences
  • After the guard-mounting ceremony, I read the sentry roster and to my horror found I was detailed for sentry-go for No 7 post, at midnight.
  • I have often wondered about the reactions of soldiers on sentry-go for the first time in the front line.
  • There is a record of a private who had been found asleep on sentry-go sentenced to walk post for the next two months encumbered by a ball and chain.

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Syllabification: sen·try-go

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