watch fire

noun

: a fire lighted as a signal or for the use of a guard

Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watch fire was in 1735

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“Watch fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watch%20fire. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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