night shift

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Origin of night shift

First recorded in 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of night shift

  • Johnson made no reply, but shortly after left for his work, as he was in the night-shift that week.

    Frank Oldfield

    T.P. Wilson

  • Thrice, on the night-shift, underneath in the saw-pit, Old Tarwater fainted.

    The Red One

    Jack London

  • Ray Morely, one of the night-shift engineers, came in with coffee.

    New Apples in the Garden

    Kris Ottman Neville

  • We were running short of headers for the tie courses, and I put on a night-shift.

    The King of Arcadia

    Francis Lynde

  • The mills had been running for ten years; they always had a night-shift in Bouton.


    Charles Rumford Walker

British Dictionary definitions for night shift

night shift

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