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swing shift

[′swiŋ ‚shift]
(industrial engineering)
Working arrangement in a three-shift, continuously run plant with working hours changed at regular intervals; during a swing shift the morning shift becomes the afternoon shift, while the afternoon shift becomes the morning shift of the next day, with only an 8-hour break on the first day of change.
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Fourteen percent of night shift officers reported "very often" having trouble remembering, compared to 10 percent of swing shift and 5 percent of day shift.
Thirty-two percent of night shift officers rated their "ability to accomplish things" as fair to poor, compared to 19 percent of swing shift and 13 percent of day shift.