dogwatch

noun dog·watch \ ˈdȯg-ˌwäch \

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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