from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A work shift that runs during the early morning hours, as from midnight to 8 AM.
- noun The workers on such a shift.
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- noun A
night shiftin a factoryor other place of work, especially one from midnightto 8 AMon a three-shift schedule.
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- noun the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
- noun workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
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By association of the spooky, cold and silent properties of both the night and graveyards.
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