A work shift that runs through the early morning hours, typically covering the period between midnight and 8 a.m.
- 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.
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Syllabification: grave·yard shift
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