swing shift

noun

Definition of swing shift

1 :the work shift between the day and night shifts (as from 4 p.m. to midnight)
2 :a group of workers in a factory operating seven days a week that work as needed to permit the regular shift workers to have one or more free days per week

Examples of swing shift in a Sentence

  1. He works the swing shift.

First Known Use of swing shift

1940


SWING SHIFT Defined for English Language Learners

swing shift

noun

Definition of swing shift for English Language Learners

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


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