Meaning of morning watch in English:

morning watch


  • The period from 4 to 8 a.m. on board a ship.

    ‘In a prelude to life at sea, the dragon boat team learnt the meaning of the ‘morning watch’ when it rose at 4am on March 7 to prepare to compete in the championships.’
    • ‘Kennedy held the morning watch, relieving the other officers from his fidgeting and worry.’
    • ‘Hornblower wakened at the last ding of the fifth bell in in the morning watch.’
    • ‘He had gone to bed early, as he was taking first morning watch and the others sat up, gazing at the fire.’