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Definition of watchman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

watchman

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɒtʃmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːtʃmən//
 
(pl. watchmen
BrE BrE//ˈwɒtʃmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːtʃmən//
 
)
(old-fashioned)
 
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a man whose job is to guard a building, for example a bank, an office building or a factory, especially at night see also nightwatchman
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: watchman