Examples of watchman in a Sentence
A watchman stopped them at the gate.
hired a watchman to patrol the factory at night
Recent Examples of watchman from the Web
His father was a military night watchman; his mother cleaned houses.
The Black Lives Matter movement was started after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed, in 2012.
Authorities know what goes on and occasionally post a watchman to a security box outside the building.
The police briefly detained a night watchman, but then released him.
Trayvon Martin was shot down by a neighborhood watchman, which is practically the police — people gave him police-like rights.
From the back of the bank, meanwhile, emerged a pair of grinning millionaires carrying big sacks of money. Airily waving them off was a Modi-like figure labelled chowkidar or watchman.
And what if one of these police officers, these watchmen and watchwomen, looks out and sees nothing but the darkness?
The carcass of the black-faced ewe, one of 20 sheep kept in an enclosure near Spreckels Lake during the Christmas season, was discovered yesterday by a watchman near the Pacific Rod and Gun Club at Lake Merced.
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First Known Use of watchman
WATCHMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of watchman for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to watch and guard property at night or when the owners are away
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