What is another word for sentry duty?

6 synonyms found


[ sˈɛntɹi djˈuːti], [ sˈɛntɹi djˈuːti], [ s_ˈɛ_n_t_ɹ_i d_j_ˈuː_t_i]

Sentry duty is a responsibility that involves keeping watch over a specific area or property. There are several synonyms for the term that describe this duty in different ways. Guard duty, for instance, emphasizes the protective aspect of the duty. Watch duty, on the other hand, derives from the root meaning of the word "sentry" and implies a focus on observance and attentiveness. Lookout duty is similar but also implies a degree of distance or obstruction between the sentry and the area being watched, such as standing watch on a high tower. Other synonyms include patrol duty, sentinel duty, and night watch. Each term emphasizes a different aspect of the duty but all share the common goal of security and safety.

Synonyms for Sentry duty:

How to use "Sentry duty" in context?

The sentry duty of an individual is to be on the lookout for any potential danger, and to take any necessary action to ensure the safety of those who are assigned to the sentry duty. In order to properly perform their sentry duty, individuals must be alert, observant, and have the proper equipment to stay safe.

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