night shift


: 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.
: a group of people who work during the night shift
The night shift is starting to arrive.

Examples of night shift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelsey Johnson, 32, an emergency medicine resident at the University of Maryland was working the night shift when the bridge fell. Peter Nicholas, NBC News, 26 Mar. 2024 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies night shift work, which involves exposure to high levels of light at night, as a probable carcinogen. Mira Miller, Verywell Health, 4 Jan. 2024 The girl is now 4, and Espinoza is ready to work again, perhaps picking up a night shift at a warehouse. Rebecca Plevin, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 One of the conclusions of the investigation is that the unit lacked adequate supervision of night shift operations. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 11 Dec. 2023 When Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas was a boy in the 1980s, his grandmother would walk him and his brother to the store for ice cream before heading to her night shift at a local cannery. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Norris, now an acting sergeant with the department, recalled working a night shift when there were six shootings around the city. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 Brandy works the night shift locally, hauling concrete. Emily Gogolak, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 It is based on the popular video-game series that grew a viral fan base online in recent years, and stars Hutcherson as a security guard who gets a job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and realizes the night shift can be deadly. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024

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“Night shift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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