swing shift


a work shift in industry from midafternoon until midnight.
the group of workers on such a shift.

Origin of swing shift

First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsswing shifter, noun
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swing shift

noun US and Canadian

a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked
the period worked
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): back shift
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