swing shift

noun
1.
a work shift in industry from midafternoon until midnight.
2.
the group of workers on such a shift.

Origin:
1935–40

swing shifter, noun
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swing shift
 
n
1.  a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked
2.  the period worked

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swing shift definition


  1. n.
    an evening work shift in a factory, usually from midafternoon to midnight. (See also graveyard shift.) : My brother works the swing shift, so I never get to see him.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
All swing shift employees' parking must be authorized via their office's parking coordinator.
He was working the swing shift the week of the incident and this was his third day of work.
Their work shifts include early morning, swing shift, and weekends.
Applicants must be willing to work day shift or swing shift, weekends and holidays.
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