sentry

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noun sen·try \ˈsen-trē\

Definition of sentry

plural

sentries

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

Examples of sentry in a sentence

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

  2. a sentry posted to watch for intruders

Origin and Etymology of sentry

perhaps from obsolete sentry sanctuary, watchtower


First Known Use: 1608



SENTRY Defined for English Language Learners

sentry

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noun sen·try \ˈsen-trē\

Definition of sentry for English Language Learners

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


SENTRY Defined for Kids

sentry

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noun sen·try \ˈsen-trē\

Definition of sentry for Students

plural

sentries

  1. :  a person (as a soldier) on duty as a guard



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