anchor watch

noun

Definition of anchor watch

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

First Known Use of anchor watch

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Anchor watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20watch. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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