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A work shift typically beginning in the late afternoon or early evening and ending around midnight. I worked the swing shift at a 24-hour restaurant for a while, and it really messed up my body clock. I hate it when they put me on the swing shifts at the hospital.
n. an evening work shift in a factory, usually from midafternoon to midnight. (see also graveyard shift.) My brother works the swing shift, so I never get to see him.