Associations to the word «Sentry»


SENTRY, noun. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
SENTRY, noun. (uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
SENTRY, noun. (nautical) A form of drag to be towed underwater, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface.
SENTRY POST, noun. A location where a sentry is officially stationed.

Dictionary definition

SENTRY, noun. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope