graveyard shift

noun

Definition of graveyard shift

  1. :  a work shift beginning late at night (as 11 o'clock); also :  the workers on such a shift

1908

First Known Use of graveyard shift

1908


GRAVEYARD SHIFT Defined for English Language Learners

graveyard shift

noun

Definition of graveyard shift for English Language Learners

  • : a scheduled period of work that begins late at night and ends in the morning

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