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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 watch·word /-ˌwɝd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Watch·word n.
 1. A word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password.
 2. A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action.
    Nor deal in watchwords overmuch.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms";
           "our watchword will be `democracy'" [syn: war cry, rallying
           cry, battle cry, cry]
      2: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group;
         "he forgot the password" [syn: password, word, parole,