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sentinel

noun

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a person or group that watches over someone or something
  • a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort

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The first known use of sentinel was in 1579

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“Sentinel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sentinel. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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