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floor leader

noun, U.S. Government.
the majority leader or minority leader in either the Senate or the House of Representatives.
Origin of floor leader
1895-1900; Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for floor leader
Historical Examples
  • The plan of campaign has all been arranged beforehand, and the floor leader selected to command the movement.

  • Mr. Paret, I want you to shake hands with Mr. Donovan, the floor leader of the 'opposition,' sir.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • As floor leader and spokesman for the Guest faction, old Judge Priest appealed from the ruling of the chair.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • The adoption of the joint resolution was moved by the Republican floor leader and seconded by the Democratic floor leader.

British Dictionary definitions for floor leader

floor leader

(US, government) a member of a legislative body who organizes his or her party's activities
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