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Definition: Harbor watch
(h[aum]r"b[~e]r), n. [Written also harbour
[OE. herbor, herberwe, herberge, Icel. herbergi (cf. OHG.
heriberga), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr army + bjarga
to save, help, defend; akin to AS. here army, G. heer, OHG.
heri, Goth. harjis, and AS. beorgan to save, shelter, defend,
G. bergen. See Harry
, 2d Bury
, and cf. Harbinger
1. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security
and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
[A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser.
For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.
2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.]
4. A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water,
either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a
place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or
5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials.
(Naut.), fees paid for the use of a harbor.
(Zo["o]l.), the common seal.
, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an