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floor manager

noun
1.
a person assigned to direct the proceedings on the floor of an assembly, as at a political convention.
2.
the stage manager of a television program.
Origin of floor manager
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
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  • The king and queen were descending; the floor manager was already manifesting his authority.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • The hoptoad was floor manager; the green burdock badge on his breast showed that.

  • Helen turned Lily over to the floor manager, after kissing her good-bye, and bade her do as she was told.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Then the floor manager came hurriedly over—for the entire force of the mill had ceased to work, gazing at the strange scene.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Edwin, as floor manager, now called out a new "set" and as the dancers began to "form on," Joe Belford hunched his brother.

  • Don Pablo de la Guerra, with his handsome aristocratic features, was the floor manager, and gallantly discharged his office.

  • The stately form of the floor manager was visible among the glass showcases beyond.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
  • Besides constituting the entire orchestra, he was floor manager, and called out the figures.

    A Lover in Homespun F. Clifford Smith
British Dictionary definitions for floor manager

floor manager

noun
1.
the stage manager employed in the production of a television programme
2.
a person in overall charge of one floor of a large shop or department store
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