Simple Definition of swing shift
: 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 in a sentence
He works the swing shift.
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