Dogwatch \Dog"watch`\, n. (Naut.) A half watch; a watch of two hours, of which there are two, the first dogwatch from 4 to 6 o'clock, p. m., and the second dogwatch from 6 to 8 o'clock, p. m. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dogwatch — [dôg′wäch΄] n. Naut. either of the two duty periods (from 4 to 6 P.M. and from 6 to 8 P.M.) that are half the length of a normal period …   English World dictionary

  • dogwatch — noun /ˈdɒɡwɒtʃ/ a) Aboard a ship, either of the two short two hour watches that take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The girls we knew were all on the dogwatch, from four to twelve in the morning. b) A night shift, or other very late or early… …   Wiktionary

  • dogwatch — noun Date: 1700 1. either of two watches of two hours on shipboard that extend from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 p.m. 2. any of various night shifts; especially the last shift …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dogwatch — /dawg woch , wawch , dog /, n. 1. Naut. either of two two hour watches, the first from 4 to 6 P.M., the latter from 6 to 8 P.M. 2. Also called lobster shift, lobster trick, sunrise watch. Journalism Slang. the period, after the regular editions… …   Universalium

  • dogwatch — Synonyms and related words: anchor watch, bit, day shift, full time, graveyard shift, half time, lobster trick, night shift, overtime, part time, relay, shift, split schedule, split shift, stint, sunrise watch, swing shift, time, tour, tour of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dogwatch — a short, evening period of watch duty on a ship Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dogwatch — n. (Nautical) any of the two late watch periods on a ship (first from 4 to 6 p.m., the second from 6 to 8 p.m.); any night shift (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dogwatch — noun either of two short watches on a ship (4–6 or 6–8 p.m.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dogwatch — dog′watch or dog′ watch n. 1) naut. navig. either of two two hour nautical watches, from 4 to 6 p . m . or from 6 to 8 p . m 2) cvb inf Informal. any night shift, esp. the last or latest one • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • dogwatch — /ˈdɒgwɒtʃ/ (say dogwoch) noun 1. Nautical either of two short watches on shipboard, from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. introduced to effect changes in watches kept on consecutive days. 2. a short watch on herded sheep or cattle, while most… …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”