the workforce, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the nighttime.
the scheduled period of labor for this workforce.
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How to use night shift in a sentence
It was the afternoon, but he had been sleeping off his night shift.A violent crash, a $106 million judgment and the embrace that brought closure | Katie Mettler | December 20, 2021 | Washington Post
The only time I have actually felt rested in my entire life were a couple months of night shift work in college.Carolyn Hax: Spouse of a nocturnal husband struggles with leading parallel lives | Carolyn Hax | October 18, 2021 | Washington Post
“I know everybody thinks I’m an idiot for staying in the relationship,” said Lindsey, 31, tearful and struggling to speak at times in a Wednesday interview after her night shift as a waitress.A Zoom hearing for her domestic violence case went viral. Now people are blaming her, she says. | Hannah Knowles | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
She told me she recently got an offer from UPS, but she stayed with Amazon despite difficult conditions that include being on her feet for entire night shifts.Many Companies Won't Survive the Pandemic. Amazon Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever | Alana Semuels | July 28, 2020 | Time
I've used my influence—you don't know what a pull I've got around here—and I can name my man for the late night-shift.Our Square and the People in It | Samuel Hopkins Adams
The night-shift boys can't sleep in their hot little houses—-they look as if they'd all been on a two weeks' tear.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories | Mary Hallock Foote
Her tiny night-shift was gathered into a wisp round her neck and she moaned in her sleep.Soldier Stories | Rudyard Kipling
Thrice, on the night-shift, underneath in the saw-pit, Old Tarwater fainted.The Red One | Jack London
Lots of times we work night-shift—when it's daytime on this side of Vesta.Asteroid of Fear | Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for night shift
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
- See also back shift
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