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swing shift

noun

: a scheduled period of work that begins in the afternoon and ends at night

Full Definition of SWING SHIFT

1
:  the work shift between the day and night shifts (as from 4 p.m. to midnight)
2
:  a group of workers in a factory operating seven days a week that work as needed to permit the regular shift workers to have one or more free days per week

Examples of SWING SHIFT

  1. He works the swing shift.

First Known Use of SWING SHIFT

1940

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