midwatch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n midwatch a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)
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Usage

In literature:

I did not turn in till after you had gone on deck to take the midwatch.
"On The Blockade" by Oliver Optic
It was just after three bells in the midwatch when I heard a yell from my lookout.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
In the midwatch we had occasional showers.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18" by Alexander Leighton
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