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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").
sentry (plural sentries)
- A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
- (uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
- (nautical) A form of drag to be towed underwater, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface.
- A watchtower.
- Navajo: ha'asídí
- Portuguese: sentinela (pt)
- Romanian: straj? (ro) f, str?jer (ro), santinel? (ro) f, caraul? (ro) f
- Russian: (ru) m (?asovój), (ru) m (karaúl?nyj), (ru) m (de?úrnyj), (ru) m (stra?)
- Cyrillic: ? m, f, ? m
- Roman: stra?ar (sh) m, stra?a (sh) f, de?urni (sh) m
- Spanish: centinela (es) m
- Swedish: vaktpost c
- Turkish: nöbetçi (tr)