anchor watch

noun

: a detail of one or more sailors who keep watch on deck at night when a vessel is at anchor

Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anchor watch was in 1793

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“Anchor watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20watch. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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