sentinel


1sen·ti·nel

noun \ˈsent-nəl, ˈsen-tə-nəl\

Definition of SENTINEL

:  sentry

Examples of SENTINEL

  1. <a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort>

Origin of SENTINEL

Middle French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina vigilance, from sentire to perceive, from Latin
First Known Use: 1579

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2sentinel

transitive verb
sentineled or sentinelledsentinel·ing or sentinel·ling

Definition of SENTINEL

1
:  to watch over as a sentinel
2
:  to furnish with a sentinel
3
:  to post as sentinel

First Known Use of SENTINEL

1593

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

sen·ti·nel

adjective \ˈsent-ən-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENTINEL

: being an individual or part of a population potentially susceptible to an infection or infestation that is being monitored for the appearance or recurrence of the causative pathogen or parasite

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