Definition of neighbourhood watch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


neighbourhood watch

BrE BrE//ˌneɪbəhʊd ˈwɒtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌneɪbərhʊd ˈwɑːtʃ//
(especially US English neighborhood watch) [uncountable]
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an arrangement by which a group of people in an area watch each other’s houses regularly as a way of preventing crime