a nurse whose duty is to look after a patient or patients during the night
noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. the office for matins.
noun night person (first form 1846+, second 1868+)
noun, Informal. 1. a person who often stays up late at night; nighthawk. noun 1. (informal) a person who is or prefers to be up and about late at night n. “owl which flies at night,” 1590s; applied since 1846 (American English) to persons who are up or out late at night. Cf. night-hawk, also […]
- Night palsy
night palsy n. A temporary numbness and paresis of an extremity caused by its compression during sleep.