Definition of watchkeeper in English:

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watchkeeper

Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtʃkiːpə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

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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