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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note:  Watches  are  often  distinguished  by  the  kind  of 
  escapement  used  as  an  {anchor  watch},  a  {lever  watch}, 
  a  {chronometer  watch},  etc  (see  the  Note  under 
  {Escapement},  n.,  3);  also  by  the  kind  of  case,  as  a 
  {gold}  or  {silver  watch},  an  {open-faced  watch},  a 
  {hunting  watch},  or  {hunter},  etc 
 
  6.  (Naut.) 
  a  An  allotted  portion  of  time,  usually  four  hour  for 
  standing  watch,  or  being  on  deck  ready  for  duty.  Cf 
  {Dogwatch}. 
  b  That  part  usually  one  half,  of  the  officers  and  crew, 
  who  together  attend  to  the  working  of  a  vessel  for  an 
  allotted  time,  usually  four  hours.  The  watches  are 
  designated  as  the  {port  watch},  and  the  {starboard 
  watch}. 
 
  {Anchor  watch}  (Naut.),  a  detail  of  one  or  more  men  who  keep 
  watch  on  deck  when  a  vessel  is  at  anchor. 
 
  {To  be  on  the  watch},  to  be  looking  steadily  for  some  event. 
 
 
  {Watch  and  ward}  (Law),  the  charge  or  care  of  certain 
  officers  to  keep  a  watch  by  night  and  a  guard  by  day  in 
  towns,  cities,  and  other  districts,  for  the  preservation 
  of  the  public  peace.  --Wharton.  --Burrill. 
 
  {Watch  and  watch}  (Naut.),  the  regular  alternation  in  being 
  on  watch  and  off  watch  of  the  two  watches  into  which  a 
  ship's  crew  is  commonly  divided. 
 
  {Watch  barrel},  the  brass  box  in  a  watch,  containing  the 
  mainspring. 
 
  {Watch  bell}  (Naut.),  a  bell  struck  when  the  half-hour  glass 
  is  run  out  or  at  the  end  of  each  half  hour.  --Craig. 
 
  {Watch  bill}  (Naut.),  a  list  of  the  officers  and  crew  of  a 
  ship  as  divided  into  watches,  with  their  stations. 
  --Totten. 
 
  {Watch  case},  the  case,  or  outside  covering,  of  a  watch; 
  also  a  case  for  holding  a  watch,  or  in  which  it  is  kept. 
 
 
  {Watch  chain}.  Same  as  {watch  guard},  below. 
 
  {Watch  clock},  a  watchman's  clock;  see  under  {Watchman}. 
 
  {Watch  fire},  a  fire  lighted  at  night,  as  a  signal,  or  for 
  the  use  of  a  watch  or  guard. 
 
  {Watch  glass}. 
  a  A  concavo-convex  glass  for  covering  the  face,  or  dial, 
  of  a  watch;  --  also  called  {watch  crystal}. 
  b  (Naut.)  A  half-hour  glass  used  to  measure  the  time  of 
  a  watch  on  deck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunter  \Hunt"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  hunts  wild  animals  either  for  sport  or  for  food;  a 
  huntsman. 
 
  2.  A  dog  that  scents  game,  or  is  trained  to  the  chase;  a 
  hunting  dog.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  horse  used  in  the  chase;  especially,  a  thoroughbred, 
  bred  and  trained  for  hunting. 
 
  4.  One  who  hunts  or  seeks  after  anything  as  if  for  game;  as 
  a  fortune  hunter  a  place  hunter. 
 
  No  keener  hunter  after  glory  breathes.  --Tennyson. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  kind  of  spider.  See  {Hunting  spider},  under 
  {Hunting}. 
 
  6.  A  hunting  watch,  or  one  of  which  the  crystal  is  protected 
  by  a  metallic  cover. 
 
  {Hunter's  room},  the  lunation  after  the  harvest  moon. 
 
  {Hunter's  screw}  (Mech.),  a  differential  screw,  so  named  from 
  the  inventor.  See  under  {Differential}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hunter 
  n  1:  someone  who  hunts  game  [syn:  {huntsman}] 
  2:  a  person  who  searches  for  something  "a  treasure  hunter" 
  3:  a  watch  with  a  hinged  metal  lid  to  protect  the  crystal  [syn: 
  {hunting  watch}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hunter,  AR  (town,  FIPS  33910) 
  Location:  35.05336  N,  91.12274  W 
  Population  (1990):  137  (79  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Hunter,  KS  (city,  FIPS  33525) 
  Location:  39.23560  N,  98.39561  W 
  Population  (1990):  116  (69  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67452 
  Hunter,  ND  (city,  FIPS  39460) 
  Location:  47.19211  N,  97.21627  W 
  Population  (1990):  341  (168  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58048 
  Hunter,  NY  (village,  FIPS  36167) 
  Location:  42.21124  N,  74.21567  W 
  Population  (1990):  429  (682  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  12442 
  Hunter,  OK  (town,  FIPS  36600) 
  Location:  36.56402  N,  97.66244  W 
  Population  (1990):  218  (99  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74640 
  Hunter,  TN  (CDP,  FIPS  36500) 
  Location:  36.37878  N,  82.16334  W 
  Population  (1990):  1250  (547  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.9  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 




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