Meaning of deathwatch
Pronunciation: (deth'woch", -wôch"), [key]
- a vigil beside a dying or dead person.
- a guard set over a condemned person before execution.
- Also calledany of several beetles of the family Anobiidae that make a ticking sound as they bore through wood: the sound was once believed to be an omen of death.
- deathwatch (Thesaurus)