split shift


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 Such a vortex split shifts cold air normally centered over the Arctic over eastern North America and/or Europe. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Rapid Arctic warming and melting ice are increasing the frequency of blizzards in the Northeast, study finds," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of split shift

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Split shift.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20shift. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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