graveyard shift

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  1. a work shift usually beginning at about midnight and continuing for about eight hours through the early morning hours.
  2. those who work this shift.

Origin of graveyard shift

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for graveyard shift

graveyard shift

  1. US the working shift between midnight and morning
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