Meaning of dogwatch

dog•watch

Pronunciation: (dôg'woch", -wôch", dog'-), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two two-hour watches, the first from 4 to 6 p.m., the latter from 6 to 8 p.m.
  2. Also calledthe period, after the regular editions of a newspaper have gone to press, during which staff personnel remain on duty to await any new developments that may warrant an extra issue.
  3. any night shift, esp. the last or latest one.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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