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night shift

noun
1.
the work force, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the nighttime.
2.
the scheduled period of labor for this work force.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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Examples from the web for night shift
  • We could accommodate more people on the power grid if they were insomniacs, night shift workers or nocturnal people.
  • And those on the night shift work such draining hours that their home lives suffer.
British Dictionary definitions for night shift

night shift

noun
1.
a group of workers who work a shift during the night in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a back shift is also worked
2.
the period worked
See also back shift
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