Part of speech: noun

One whose business is to keep watch or guard, as at night.

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Usage examples "watchman":

  1. I guess, as you say, he's got a job as a watchman. - "The Grell Mystery", Frank Froest.
  2. The Ella is still in the river, with only a watchman on board. - "The After House", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. A poor rope- dancer, who had been robbed by a thief in the crowd, of the little tin box containing the pennies he had collected, was running about, ringing his hands and looking for the watchman. - "The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete", Georg Ebers Last updated: March 10, 2009.