night watchman


: a person whose job is to watch and guard property at night

Examples of night watchman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the beginning of her career in New York a few years earlier, Nixon had worked the night shift in the Security Operations Center of Dell’s SecureWorks subsidiary, essentially as the cybersecurity equivalent of a patrolling night watchman. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 Other failures included not having a night watchman or roving patrol on the boat and failing to conduct sufficient fire drills as required by law. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 Josh Hutcherson plays a night watchman whose shift at a Chuck E. Cheese–esque pizza parlor takes a turn when the animatronics start trying to kill him. James Grebey, Vulture, 27 Oct. 2023 The night watchman stokes his lamp and walks wide-eyed tourists through the back lanes telling stories of hot oil and great plagues. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 Festival is dedicated to longtime night watchman at the Flora-Bama. Mary Colurso |, al, 13 Sep. 2023 The pair shot and killed a night watchman named Grover Hart. Annalisa Quinn,, 5 July 2023 Boucher seems to have spent his middle years working in a carriage factory and as a night watchman for a metal foundry. Nick Yetto, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 June 2023 In 1900, a night watchman reported bumping into Henry in the building, dressed for the office and seemingly going about his duties a couple of decades after his mortal exit, the Washington Post reported at the time. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2022

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“Night watchman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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