Definition of graveyard shift in English:

graveyard shift

Syllabification: grave·yard shift


  • A work shift that runs through the early morning hours, typically covering the period between midnight and 8 a.m..
    More example sentences
    • For instance, the legislation does not state that children cannot work early morning shifts, during school hours, or the graveyard shift.
    • The reason I'm writing this at 4 in the morning is because I'm working a graveyard shift this week.
    • He could have died if I wasn't working the graveyard shift this morning.

More definitions of graveyard shift

Definition of graveyard shift in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on graveyard shift

Nearby words

Translate graveyard shift

into Spanish
Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little