swing shift
noun Date: 1940 1. the work shift between the day and night shifts (as from 4 p.m. to midnight) 2. a group of workers in a factory operating seven days a week that work as needed to permit the regular shift workers to have one or more free days per week

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Swing Shift — may refer to the following films* Swing Shift , a 1997 Jazz album by Rik Emmett * Swing Shift (film), a 1984 film by Jonathan Demme * Swing Shift , a stop motion short film by Mike Jittlov …   Wikipedia

  • swing shift — ➔ shift1 * * * swing shift UK US noun [C] US WORKPLACE, HR ► BACK SHIFT(Cf. ↑back shift) …   Financial and business terms

  • Swing Shift — est un film américain réalisé par Jonathan Demme, sorti en 1984. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • swing shift — swing ,shift noun singular AMERICAN a fixed period of work from 3 or 4 o clock in the afternoon to 11 or 12 o clock at night a. the people who work on the swing shift …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swing shift — swing′ shift n. 1) a work shift in industry from the middle of the afternoon until midnight 2) the group of workers on such a shift …   From formal English to slang

  • swing shift — ☆ swing shift n. Informal the work shift between the day and the night shifts, commonly from 4:00 P.M. to midnight …   English World dictionary

  • swing shift — n [singular] AmE informal workers who work from three or four o clock in the afternoon until 11 or 12 o clock at night, or the system of working these times …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing shift — noun the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight) • Syn: ↑evening shift • Hypernyms: ↑shift, ↑work shift, ↑duty period * * * noun 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • swing shift — n. an evening work shift in a factory, usually from mid afternoon to midnight. (See also graveyard shift.) □ I don’t mind the swing shift. I’m a night person anyway. □ My brother works the swing shift, so I never get to see him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • swing shift — swing shifter. 1. a work shift in industry from midafternoon until midnight. 2. the group of workers on such a shift. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • swing shift — Synonyms and related words: anchor watch, bit, day shift, dogwatch, full time, graveyard shift, half time, lobster trick, night shift, overtime, part time, relay, shift, split schedule, split shift, stint, sunrise watch, time, tour, tour of duty …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”