watchman

Definitions of watchman
  1. noun
    a guard who keeps watch
    synonyms: security guard, watcher
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    bank guard
    a security guard at a bank
    fire watcher
    (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
    lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch
    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    night watchman
    a watchman who works during the night
    patroller
    someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
    port watcher, portwatcher
    a watchman on a wharf
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    guard
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
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