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graveyard shift

[′grāv‚yärd ‚shift]
(industrial engineering)
The shift of workers that begins at or around midnight; the last shift of the day.
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An additional small group of our fellow workers, including temporary status employees, trial service employees and corrections lieutenants, have little to no input on what shift they are assigned and, as such, many work graveyard shifts out of necessity rather than choice.
But the school was designed with the working adult in mind, including full-time parents, corporate Americans and people who work graveyard shifts at various business.
Lieutenant Kelly Rushton and Officers Darrell Dain and Sean McCarthy work graveyard shifts for the West Valley City Police Department in Utah.
The Eugene-based company, which makes hardwood veneer panels used to build cabinets, furniture and store fixtures, eliminated its graveyard shifts and placed its day and swing shift workers on a 10-hour, four-day work week schedule.