Meaning of “back shift” in the English Dictionary


"back shift" in Business English

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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.

(Definition of “back shift” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)