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EtymologyEdit

From earlier sentrie, sentery, of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of sentinel or sanctuary; or perhaps from Old French senteret ‎(a path), diminutive of sentier, from Medieval Latin semitarius ‎(a path).

NounEdit

sentry ‎(plural sentries)

  1. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
  2. (uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  3. (nautical) A form of drag to be towed underwater, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface.

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  • (nautical drag): kite

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