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 (dôg′wŏch′, dŏg′-)
1. Nautical Either of two short periods of watch duty, from 4 to 6 pm or 6 to 8 pm.
2. A late night shift.

[Probably from dog-sleep, a light or interrupted sleep.]


1. (Nautical Terms) either of two two-hour watches aboard ship, from four to six p.m. or from six to eight p.m
2. (Mining & Quarrying) NZ a shift from midnight to six a.m. in a mine


or dog′ watch`,

1. either of two two-hour nautical watches, from 4 to 6 p. m. or from 6 to 8 p. m.
2. Informal. any night shift, esp. the last or latest one.
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Noun1.dogwatch - either of two short watches: from 4-6 pm or 6-8 pm
watch - a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty


[ˈdɒgwɒtʃ] N (Naut) → guardia f de cuartillo
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Three honorable mentions include DOGWATCH (for having the letters spelling CAT next to each other and for sounding like the television series Baywatch), CATALOGED (for adding ALE to CAT and DOG in one anagram), and CATEGORIZED (for spelling DOG backwards).
Solihull based Dogwatch UK has been busy organising its family fun show, which will be held at the recreation ground in Marston Green.
Solihull based Dogwatch UK has been busy organising its family fun show which will be held at the recreation ground in Marston Green.
The event has been organised to raise money for Dogwatch UK, a charity which cares for retired greyhounds which have spent their lives racing.
Voluntary group DogWatch UK is organising the show at Box Tree Craft Centre, Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, from 10am on September 9, with 11 classes for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Anyone who would like further information can call Dogwatch UK on 0121 242 0369.
Dogwatch UK, which helps find homes for hapless hounds, is inviting people to tuck in to a variety of treats tomorrow at a garden party.
To beat any bad weather, the event will be held in a marquee," saidd a spokesman for Dogwatch UK.
Walkabout bar, Middlesbrough, 3-8pm: Salute To Endeavour with Judith Haswell Band, Dogwatch, Tom and Barbara Brown, Keith Kendrick and Lynne Heraud, Steve Dawes and Helen Pitt, Francis Kendal, Tony Wilson and Geoffrey Richardson, Geoff Higginbottom, Richard Grainger and the Endeavour Shantymen.
ALL things canine will be in the spotlight on Saturday at a dog show organised by leading animal charity Dogwatch UK.
Dogwatch UK is the brainchild of Dave and Denise Boardman, from Elmdon Lane, Marston Green.