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.


Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.

Here toils, and death, and death's half-brother, sleep, Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep. Dryden.

Sentry box, a small house or box to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather.


© Webster 1913.

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