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sentry

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noun sen·try \ˈsen-trē\

Simple Definition of sentry

  • : a soldier who guards a door, gate, etc.

Full Definition of sentry

plural sentries

  1. :  guard, watch; especially :  a soldier standing guard at a point of passage (as a gate)

Examples of sentry

  1. The general placed an armed sentry at the bridge.

  2. <a sentry posted to watch for intruders>



Origin of sentry

perhaps from obsolete sentry sanctuary, watchtower


First Known Use: 1608

Rhymes with sentry




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