dogwatch

noun
dog·​watch | \ ˈdȯg-ˌwäch How to pronounce dogwatch (audio) \

Definition of dogwatch

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

First Known Use of dogwatch

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dogwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogwatch. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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