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  • n. Alternative form of dogwatch.


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  • The common conclusion is that in this case “dog�? is an elision of “dodge.�? The presumption is that this watch was divided in two (as noted above), so as to create seven watches in the day and therefore create some variety for watch-standers. “As a result, sailors dodge the same daily routine, hence they are dodging the watch or standing the dodge watch.�? (Navy Terms and Trivia. 1998. The Goatlocker. Accessed August 26 2001 from http:// goatlocker. trivia.htm and United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet. 2000. Naval Traditions, Customs, & Etiquette. Accessed Aug 26 2001 from http:// cpffacts/ customs.htm# dogwatch.)

    Later it was corrupted to dog.

    July 11, 2009

  • Yes, I think that's covered under watch. Thanks, palisade.

    November 7, 2007

  • It's actually a regular-length four hour watch split in half to accommodate dinner.

    November 6, 2007

  • On ships at sea, this unit of time equals two hours, or one-half the usual length of a watch.

    November 6, 2007