Meaning of spread-over in English:

spread-over

Pronunciation /ˈsprɛdˌəʊvə/

noun

British
  • The action or an instance of distributing work or holidays over a period of time; the system of such distribution; specifically an arrangement by which a fixed number of work hours may be performed at varying times within a given period. Also (and in earliest use) attributive, as "spread-over shift".

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From spread + over.