or daylight savings
- the practice of advancing standard time by one hour in the spring of each year and of setting it back by one hour in the fall in order to gain an extra period of daylight during the early evening.
Origin of daylight saving
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for daylight saving
A hyphen is part of the common spelling: daylight-saving time.Is it Daylight Saving or Daylight Savings?
November 8, 2010
They have the real idea of daylight-saving, and do not let any of it escape them.
Our unparliamentary correspondent states that the Daylight-Saving Scheme had a narrow escape.
There is daylight-saving in Germany, which made the rising one hour earlier, and the other end of the day was always the "dark."
We initiated a daylight-saving system on this day by putting forward the clock one hour.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
"I'm wondering about this daylight-saving business," she said.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]
Christopher Darlington Morley