One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A method of securing longer evening daylight during the summer by setting the clocks ahead of standard time, typically by one hour; the period during which this is in force.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Register (Adelaide). From daylight + saving.
daylight saving/ˈdeɪlʌɪt ˌseɪvɪŋ/
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