graveyard watch

graveyard watch
noun
a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)
Syn: ↑middle watch, ↑midwatch, ↑night watch
Hypernyms: ↑watch

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noun

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2. Naut. See middle watch.
[1925-30]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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