Watchman beetle


Watchman beetle
Watchman Watch"man, n.; pl. {Watchmen}. [1913 Webster] 1. One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night. [1913 Webster]

{Watchman beetle} (Zo["o]l.), the European dor.

{Watchman's clock}, a watchman's detector in which the apparatus for recording the times of visiting several stations is contained within a single clock.

{Watchman's detector}, or {Watchman's time detector}, an apparatus for recording the time when a watchman visits a station on his rounds.

{Watchman's rattle}, an instrument having at the end of a handle a revolving arm, which, by the action of a strong spring upon cogs, produces, when in motion, a loud, harsh, rattling sound. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.