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lobster shift

noun, Informal.
Also called lobster trick. dogwatch (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These men are known variously as the gas-house gang, the lobster shift, the morning stars, etc.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
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lobster shift

noun phrase

A working shift beginning about midnight

[1920s+ Newspaper office; perhaps fr lobster, ''fool, dupe,'' found by 1896]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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