deathwatch

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English[edit]

A deathwatch beetle.

Etymology[edit]

From death +‎ watch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛθwɒtʃ/
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Noun[edit]

deathwatch (plural deathwatches)

  1. A vigil beside a dying person
  2. One who guards a condemned person before execution.
  3. A deathwatch beetle.

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