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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.]
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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
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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
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[ˈdɒgwɒtʃ] N (Naut) → guardia f de cuartillo
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