swing shift

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swing shift (plural swing shifts)

  1. (US) A work shift between a day shift and a night shift, such as from 4PM to midnight, and the group of workers scheduled to work such a shift at a facility.
    • 2006, Roberto Refinetti, Circadian physiology, volume 1, page 580:
      It is generally believed that when rotating shifts are necessary the rotation should move clockwise (that is, day shift first, then swing shift, then graveyard shift, then back to day shift, and so on)

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