Definition of watchkeeper in English:



  • A person who keeps watch or acts as a lookout, especially on board a ship.

    • ‘The watchkeeper snorted and stepped out onto the balcony.’
    • ‘A new initiative is cutting the number of watchkeepers needed when a mine countermeasures vessel is in her base port over a weekend.’
    • ‘Although people had been on watch and the watchkeepers were very, very tired, everyone was up and buzzing.’
    • ‘Acting with another watchkeeper, he entered the machinery space and promptly isolated the fuel leak by shutting down the engine.’
    • ‘In this guise, it features a small staff of day members and watchkeepers.’