graveyard shift


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graveyard shift

n.
1. A work shift that runs during the early morning hours, as from midnight to 8 am.
2. The workers on such a shift.

graveyard shift

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US the working shift between midnight and morning

grave′yard shift`


n.
1. a work shift usu. beginning at about midnight and continuing for about eight hours.
2. those who work this shift. Also called grave′yard watch`.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graveyard shift - the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
duty period, work shift, shift - the time period during which you are at work
2.graveyard shift - workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
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