back shift

noun British

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
the period worked

Nearby words

  1. back scatter,
  2. back score,
  3. back scratcher,
  4. back seat,
  5. back shaft,
  6. back slang,
  7. back staff,
  8. back stairs,
  9. back story,
  10. back straight

US and Canadian name: swing shift

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