swing shift


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swing shift

n.
The work shift between the day and the night shifts, usually 4 pm to midnight.
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swing shift

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the period worked
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): back shift
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swing′ shift`


n.
1. a work shift in industry from the middle of the afternoon until midnight.
2. the group of workers on such a shift.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swing shift - the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
duty period, work shift, shift - the time period during which you are at work
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