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Webster 1913 Edition


Sentry

Sen′try

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Sentires
(#)
.
[Probably from OF.
senteret
a little patch; cf. F.
sentier
path, and OF.
sente
. See
Sentinel
.]
1.
(Mil.)
A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.
2.
Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.
Here toils, and death, and death’s half-brother, sleep,
Forms terrible to view, their
sentry
keep.
Dryden.
Sentry box
,
a small house or box to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sentry

SEN'TRY

,
Noun.
1. [See Sentinel.]
2. Guard; watch; the duty of a sentines.
O'er my slumbers sentry keep. Brown.

Definition 2021


sentry

sentry

English

Alternative forms

Noun

sentry (plural sentries)

  1. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
  2. (uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  3. (nautical) A form of drag to be towed underwater, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface.

Synonyms

  • (nautical drag): kite

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