day shift

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noun

the work force, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the daytime.
the scheduled period of labor for this work force.

Origin of day shift

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for day shift

Historical Examples of day shift

  • Towards eight o'clock the day-shift came to an end and the night-shift began.

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt

  • The day-shift always ran the risk of being missed at roll-call, which was held every morning and afternoon.

  • He stamped your letter and sent it to town yesterday by one of the day-shift men.

  • The mine whistle blared, and a rattle of miners' carts followed, as the day-shift dispersed to town.

  • As if it wasnt bad enough to come here anyway but that I must needs come now just when the day-shift is getting home!

    The Turn of the Tide

    Eleanor H. Porter



British Dictionary definitions for day shift

day shift

noun

a group of workers who work a shift during the daytime in an industry or occupation where a night shift or a back shift is also worked
the period worked
See also back shift
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