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Definition of 'sentry'

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And so he stayed like a soldier on sentry duty at the palace. Christianity Today (2000)In the sand beside one of the sentry posts? Times, Sunday Times (2015)At the top of the staircase they passed through another identity check by an armed sentry. Len Deighton BomberIt might be a sentry box. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are on sentry duty for two hours at a stretch and can stamp and shout if visitors try to hinder them. The Sun (2014)In a lean but highly demanded military this modern soldier must be employed effectively within the operational role and not sentry duty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Part of my job is sitting on a horse in a sentry box at Whitehall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They're going to let me take sentry duty at one of the checkpoints. Oliver Poole BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)One morning in the early hours he was on sentry duty and dozed off standing up by the side of the sentry box. John Fisher Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Doing sentry duty at 2am in the wet and cold. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were stopped at the door by an armed sentry, who refused to allow them to enter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We escorted them into the camp, passing the guards who had barricaded themselves into the sentry box. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may perch on a rock to get a better view, with sentry duty lasting for around an hour. The Sun (2011)He dragged himself clear only to walk into a German sentry on the edge of the town and be returned to captivity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They thought I was doing sentry duty. The Sun (2009)When a sentry position collapsed during a battle with insurgents, he rushed out without body armour under heavy enemy fire to rescue the men. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was sentry duty now for most of the men of the Black Knights. Oliver Poole BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)

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Used Occasionally. sentry is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'sentry'

British English: sentry NOUN
A sentry is a soldier who guards a camp or a building.
The sentry would not let her enter.

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