Sentry

Sen"try

(?), n.;
pl. Sentires (#).
[Probably from OF. senteret a little patch; cf. F. sentier path, and OF. sente. See Sentinel.] 1. (Mil.) A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.
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2. Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.
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Here toils, and death, and death's half-brother, sleep,
Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep.
Dryden.
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Sentry box, a small house or box to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather.
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