Examples of sentry in a Sentence
The general placed an armed sentry at the bridge.
a sentry posted to watch for intruders
Recent Examples of sentry from the Web
Mr. Polenzani conveyed the sentry’s vulnerability in his sweet-toned singing.
Stay secure When something goes bump in the night, let your alarm system play sentry.
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Origin and Etymology of sentry
perhaps from obsolete sentry sanctuary, watchtower
First Known Use: 1608
SENTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sentry for English Language Learners
: a soldier who guards a door, gate, etc.
SENTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of sentry for Students
: a person (as a soldier) on duty as a guard
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