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Definition of "swing shift" []

  • The work shift between the day and the night shifts, usually 4 P.M. to midnight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swing shift" in a sentence
  • "Late in July, he read in the paper about a local bachelor who worked swing shift at Lockheed and owned a valuable coin collection."
  • "She has burned out on the job or lost her way or stopped believing in it, and while her colleagues were polite at first, there were no illusions once she was put on swing shift — swig shift it is called, the refuge of burnouts and department drunks six months from retirement."
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