split shift

noun

Definition of split shift

: a shift of working hours divided into two or more working periods at times (such as morning and evening) separated by more than normal periods of time off (as for lunch or rest)

Examples of split shift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wantable needed to rework its 75,000 square-foot fulfillment center and split shifts to keep social distancing measures. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2020 City employees will be working split shifts to limit the spread of the coronavirus according to Cleveland City Manager Kelly McDonald during the Zoom meeting. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2020 Vance said his staff still comes into the office to work split shifts to keep social distancing to the maximum. al, 8 Apr. 2020 Air Force warplanes are flying fewer missions and conducting fewer trainings, operating with split shifts and split crews to limit the exposure of personnel to the virus. Helene Cooper, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2020 Other factories are splitting shifts, going from, for example, 100 employees on one shift to 50 workers on two shifts to increase the spacing. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 24 Mar. 2020 Such a vortex split shifts cold air normally centered over the Arctic over eastern North America and/or Europe. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of split shift

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of split shift was in 1943

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“Split shift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20shift. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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