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day shift

the work force, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the daytime.
the scheduled period of labor for this work force.
Origin of day shift
1870-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for day shift
  • After a long day shift, the sun releases a heavy sigh and down he goes.
  • It will be an hour before the day shift crew starts down, but he likes to get to the mine early.
  • The midnight, evening, and day shift patrols are each supervised by four sergeants and one lieutenant.
British Dictionary definitions for day shift

day shift

a group of workers who work a shift during the daytime in an industry or occupation where a night shift or a back shift is also worked
the period worked
See also back shift
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