Definition of sentinel
Examples of sentinel in a Sentence
a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort
Recent Examples of sentinel from the Web
Along the shoulder, ashen wisps of tree trunks stand sentinel like totem poles.
For only the second time in 22 years since 1996 the Florida High School Athletic Association has passed out its state all-sports awards without an Sentinel coverage area team winning a championship.
USA TODAY NETWORK Elite sentinels guard The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24/7, 365 days a year.
Rising alone on an empty plateau, one slate stone stood like a sentinel, bearing witness to the Altai’s astonishing continuity of tradition.
In Brazil, monkeys served as sentinels for the latest outbreak of yellow fever.
A small army of tree huggers was out last week for Arbor Day — and more will be out this month — planting saplings across metro Detroit and the nation while also cultivating public affection for nature's celebrated sentinels of shade.
Image Sentinels of the Hudson | Manhattan The view along the Hudson River Pathway on Feb. 18.
Few stone monuments are as recognizable as the moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and few cautionary tales are as widely repeated as the sorry fate of the Polynesian society that crafted the monumental stone sentinels.
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Origin and Etymology of sentinel
Middle French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina vigilance, from sentire to perceive, from Latin
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
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
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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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