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:
1700–10

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night shift
 
n
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

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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.
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