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PRONUNCIATION OF OFFICER OF THE WATCH

officer of the watch  [ˈɒfɪsəʳ əv ðə wɒtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OFFICER OF THE WATCH

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Officer of the watch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OFFICER OF THE WATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

officer of the watch

Watchstanding

Watchstanding, or watchkeeping, in nautical terms concerns the division of qualified personnel to operate a ship continuously. On a typical sea-faring vessel, be it naval or merchant, personnel keep watch on the bridge and over the running machinery. The generic bridge watchstanders are a lookout and an officer or mate who is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. Safe navigation means keeping the vessel on course and away from dangers as well as collision avoidance from other shipping. An engineering specialist ensures that running machinery continues to operate within tolerances and depending on the vessel, this can also be accomplished from the bridge. A secondary function of watchkeeping is to respond to emergencies, be it on own ship or involving other ships.

Definition of officer of the watch in the English dictionary

The definition of officer of the watch in the dictionary is the officer in charge of any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OFFICER OF THE WATCH


awatch
əˈwɒtʃ
birdwatch
ˈbɜːdˌwɒtʃ
deathwatch
ˈdɛθˌwɒtʃ
dogwatch
ˈdɒɡˌwɒtʃ
doomwatch
ˈduːmˌwɒtʃ
overwatch
ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ
quatch
kwɒtʃ
stopwatch
ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ
swatch
swɒtʃ
watch
wɒtʃ
wristwatch
ˈrɪstˌwɒtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OFFICER OF THE WATCH

office bearer
office block
office boy
office hours
office job
office junior
office manager
Office of Fair Trading
Office of Management and Budget
office party
office politics
office space
office work
office worker
officeholder
officer
officer of arms
officer of the day
officer of the guard
officers´ mess

WORDS THAT END LIKE OFFICER OF THE WATCH

batch
catch
digital watch
fob watch
hunting watch
match
middle watch
midwatch
morning watch
neighborhood watch
neighbourhood watch
night watch
on the watch
outwatch
patch
quartz watch
scratch
stem-winding watch
suicide watch
wristlet watch

Synonyms and antonyms of officer of the watch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «officer of the watch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OFFICER OF THE WATCH

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Translator English - Chinese

值班人员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oficial de guardia
570 millions of speakers

English

officer of the watch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घड़ी के अधिकारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضابط من ساعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вахтенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oficial de quarto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘড়ি এর অফিসার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

officier de quart
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pegawai jam tangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wachoffizier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当直士官
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시계의 장교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perwira nonton
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cán bộ của đồng hồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்காணிப்பு அதிகாரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घड्याळाचा अधिकारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Saatin subayı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ufficiale di guardia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Oficer wachtowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вахтовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ofițer de ceas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αξιωματικός της φυλακής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beampte van die horlosie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vakthavande befäl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vakthavende
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OFFICER OF THE WATCH»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OFFICER OF THE WATCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about officer of the watch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OFFICER OF THE WATCH»

Discover the use of officer of the watch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to officer of the watch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Seamanship Examiner
The Seamanship Primer is a complete study and revision guide, based on the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping, for cadet and serving crew in the merchant marine sector.
David House, Farhan Saeed, 2013
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Resolutions and Other Decisions: Assembly : Eighth Session, ...
The officer of the watch is the master's representative and his primary responsibility at all times is the safe navigation of the vessel. He must at all times comply with the applicable regulations for preventing collisions at sea (see also paragraphs ...
International Maritime Organization, 1974
3
Division Officer's Guide
During the 24-month tour, you should complete SWO qualification, and hopefully complete an engineering officer of the watch qualification as well. Eventually all surface officers must qualify as EOOWs, and the sooner you get it out of the way ...
James Stavridis, Robert Girrier, 2004
4
Seamanship: Fundamentals for the Deck Officer
On some ships, the OOD is assisted by another junior officer who may be assigned as junior officer of the watch (JOOW). The JOOW duties are usually similar to those of the JOOD. The BMOW The rest of the bridge watch station personnel The ...
David O. Dodge, Stephen E. Kyriss, 1981
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A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
The officer of the watch is the master's representative and his primary responsibility at all times is the safe navigation of the ship. He should at all times comply with the applicable regulations for preventing collisions at sea (see also paragraphs ...
Alfred Norman Cockcroft, J. N. F. Lameijer, 2011
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The Naval Officer's Guide
Development of a Watch Organization. The SORM describes the standard watches required for the safety and operation of the ship. Two watches, the officer of the deck (OOD) and the engineering officer of the watch (EOOW), are required to ...
William P. Mack, Harry A. Seymour, Lesa A. McComas, 1998
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The naval service, or, officer's manual for every grade in ...
In conjunction with the quarter-master, he should attend to the hawse, and to the turn of the tide ; while, to ensure the ship's swinging the " right way," he should give timely notice to the officer- of-the-watch. * FRESHENING HAWSE. When, from ...
William Nugent Glascock, 1836
8
Dictionary of Naval Terms
He or she is responsible for the safe and smooth running of the vessel. officer of the watch (00W) • An officer on duty in the engineering spaces. Also called the engineering officer of the watch (EOOW). officer paygrades • Standardized levels of ...
Deborah W. Cutler, Thomas J. Cutler, 2005
9
Marsden on Collisions at Sea
The navigational equipment and the navigational duties of the officer of the watch are detailed in Article 8 and the role of the lookout is clearly defined in Article 9 stating that the lookout must be able to give full attention to this role and shall be  ...
Simon Gault, Steven J. Hazelwood, 2003
10
Navigation Control Manual
5 The officer of the watch should also bear in mind that the sound signalling apparatus is at his disposal and he should not hesitate to use it in accordance with the applicable regulations for preventing collisions at sea. Taking over the ...
A G Bole, C E Nicholls, W O Dineley, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OFFICER OF THE WATCH»

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Report: Collision after Officer Leaves Bridge
The investigation also identified that Orakai's officer of the watch had gone to the cargo control room 22 minutes before the collision and the ... «The Maritime Executive, Jul 15»
2
An ill-timed exit
He attempted to recall the officer of the watch to the bridge five minutes before the collision, but was unable to contact him. “Orakai's OS lookout ... «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
3
Ocean Training launches new courses
The company now provides courses in the following: MCA Officer of the Watch (Yachts up to 3000gt) Navigation and Radar, MCA Officer of the ... «Maritime Journal, Jul 15»
4
Watch Officer Competence Questioned
“A report we have received related to very serious concerns over the competency of an Officer of the Watch (OOW) Deck,” says Captain John ... «The Maritime Executive, Jun 15»
5
McKinney-native twins promoted to higher rank with US Navy
He plans on completing his engineering officer of the watch qualification before he transfers to his next command. "I think there is always a ... «Star Local Media, May 15»
6
Report Into Felixstowe Yacht Death
The MAIB said the Shoreway officer of the watch, who was the chief officer, should not have been alone on the bridge at the time of the accident ... «Heart, May 15»
7
Norfolk base gate guards punished for Mahan shooting
The petty officer of the watch drew her weapon, but had it wrestled away. Savage shot Mayo, the sentry who had rushed to the scene and ... «NavyTimes.com, May 15»
8
Fiji-French navy ties
And I am currently being assigned as an assistant officer of the watch," he said. "I have enjoyed the interaction and learning associated with ... «Fiji Times, May 15»
9
Supreme Court won't hear Karl Lilgert's appeal
Lilgert was the officer of the watch in charge of navigation on the ferry Queen of the North when it ran aground and sank off Gil Island during a ... «News1130, May 15»
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Supreme Court says it won't hear appeal in deadly B.C. ferry sinking
Lilgert was the officer of the watch in charge of navigation on the ferry Queen of the North when it ran aground and sank off Gil Island during a ... «Globalnews.ca, May 15»

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