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Day shift   /deɪ ʃɪft/   Listen
Day shift

noun
1.
The work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
2.
Workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Synonym: day watch.






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"Day shift" Quotes from Famous Books



... then, while Fairchild and the men followed him into town and to their breakfast. Then, recruiting a new gang on the promise of payment at the end of their three-day shift, Fairchild went back to the mine. But the word had spread, and others were there ...
— The Cross-Cut • Courtney Ryley Cooper

... gone well, exceedingly well, in the examination of the mine. It had begun sharp at twelve o'clock when the day shift came out with their dinner pails. It will be remembered the Ridge sloped down to a burnt area, known as the Brule, overgrown with young poplars and birches and yet younger pines. The Brule slanted down to a roll of rock and shingle and gravel above ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut

... Roger, and Astro had been placed in such a highly sensitive position. They could kill a man and simply explain, "The light didn't go on!" and that would be the end of it. Neither of them knew that Connel had specifically requested that they be assigned to the day shift, when the hangar would be crowded with workers, who, intent on their assigned jobs, might be careless and leave themselves open to instant action on the part of the guards. Connel reasoned that Tom, Roger, and Astro, aside ...
— Sabotage in Space • Carey Rockwell

... got any call to stand by and see them highflyers ride it roughshod over Major Dabney thataway," said Gordon briefly. "Go down to the shanties and hustle out the day shift. Get Turk and Hardaway and every white man you can lay hands on, and all the guns you can find. And send one o' the black boys up the hill to tell the Major. Like as not, he ...
— The Quickening • Francis Lynde

... to let Brayley know. That is, of course, in case I am not back here. Brayley will then double his men's pay and keep them at work all night. Then I'll send half of the new men—half of five hundred, I hope—to Brayley, and he'll put on a day shift and a night shift—with all the work they can stand up under. And I'll have a day shift and a night shift slinging that dam across Deep Creek. It's up there, Tommy, that I expect you'll have to ...
— Under Handicap - A Novel • Jackson Gregory

... sez I. "Chances are they'll take it out on the cattle, an' they may—they may even go so far as to get the cattle to cut up until the day shift has to turn out ...
— Happy Hawkins • Robert Alexander Wason



Words linked to "Day shift" :   work shift, shift, duty period



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