lobster trick
noun see lobster shift

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lobster trick — noun see lobster shift …   Useful english dictionary

  • lobster shift — ☆ lobster shift or lobster trick n. [< LOBSTER, used as slang term of derision (? because lobsters were considered to be stupid)] Informal the night shift of a newspaper staff, or now of any working force …   English World dictionary

  • lobster shift — noun or lobster trick 1. : a tour of duty especially in newspaper work that covers the late evening or early morning hours : graveyard shift 2. : the skeleton staff left on duty in a newspaper office from the time one edition has gone to press… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trick — Synonyms and related words: ability, accomplishment, ace, action, ad hoc measure, affectation, airy nothing, alibi, anchor watch, answer, antic, apology, aroma, art, artful dodge, artifice, attribute, autism, automatism, bad habit, badge, bag of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lobster shift — noun Date: circa 1933 a work shift (as on a newspaper) that covers the late evening and early morning hours called also lobster trick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lobster shift — Informal. 1. Also called lobster trick. dogwatch (def. 2). 2. See graveyard shift. * * * …   Universalium

  • lobster shift — lob′ster shift n. Informal. inf a late night work shift, esp. at a newspaper office. Also called lob′ster trick …   From formal English to slang

  • shift — Synonyms and related words: Doppler effect, aberrancy, aberration, about ship, about the bush, about face, accommodation, action, ad hoc measure, adaptation, adjustment, advance, alchemy, alter, alteration, alternate, ameliorate, amelioration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • bit — Synonyms and related words: ALGOL, COBOL, EDP, FORTRAN, a breath, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ace, act, actor, aculeus, acumination, afterpiece, allotment, allowance, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, anchor watch, angular… …   Moby Thesaurus

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