- the work force, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the nighttime.
- the scheduled period of labor for this work force.
Origin of night shift
Related Words for night shiftdogwatch
Examples from the Web for night shift
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
Thrice, on the night-shift, underneath in the saw-pit, Old Tarwater fainted.The Red One
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
The mills had been running for ten years; they always had a night-shift in Bouton.Steel
Charles Rumford Walker
- 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
- the period worked