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night shift

[ nahyt-shift ]
/ ˈnaɪt ˌʃɪft /
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noun
the workforce, as of a factory, scheduled to work during the nighttime.
the scheduled period of labor for this workforce.

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Origin of night shift

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for night shift

night shift

noun
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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