night shift

noun

Definition of night shift

1 : a period of time during the night (such as from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) in which a person is scheduled to work He works the night shift and sleeps during the day.
2 : a group of people who work during the night shift The night shift is starting to arrive.

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