nightwatchman

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Etymology[edit]

night +‎ watchman

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nightwatchman (plural nightwatchmen)

  1. Someone who guards a premises at night.
  2. (cricket) A batsman who is sent in to bat higher than his usual position near the end of a day's play (when light is poor), in order to protect better batsmen.