Sentinel

Definition of Sentinel

Sen´ti`nel
n.1.(Mil.) One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.
The sentinels who paced the ramparts.
- Macaulay.
2.Watch; guard.
3.(Zool.) A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; - called also sentinel crab.
v. t.1.To watch over like a sentinel.
[imp. & p. p. Sentineled or Sentinelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Sentineling or Sentinelling.]
2.To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.

Related Words

lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, security guard, sentry, spotter, watch, watcher, watchman
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