Definition of dogwatch in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡwɒtʃ/


Either of two short watches on a ship (4-6 or 6-8 p.m.).
Example sentences
  • The latter half of the first dog watch found Hornblower next to McMasters, officer of the first dogwatch.
  • The dogwatches last only two hours each so the same sailors aren't always on duty at the same time each afternoon.
  • The forenoon of each day was taken up cleaning and servicing the aircraft, but in the afternoon and during the dogwatches different sports contests were arranged.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: dog|watch

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.