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back shiftnoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US swing shift)
WORKPLACE, HR a ​period of ​work that begins in the afternoon and usually ​ends before 12 o'clock at night, or the ​people who ​work at this ​time: After that, they ​worked five weeks on the back ​shift. The back ​shift usually went down the mine at about 3 o'clock.
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