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production line

an arrangement of machines or sequence of operations involved with a single manufacturing operation or production process.
Compare assembly line, line1 (def 29).
Origin of production line
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He would have to pin them and slip them into the production line as best he could.

    All Day Wednesday Richard Olin
  • I don't pretend to understand precisely how it operates, though I watched its development and set up a production line for it.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • The mediating function of language is different here than on the production line.

  • They moved toward the center on a production line, finally reaching a matter-collapser where they were plated with collapsium.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • It was the expressionless face of an android, a fine example of the Creche's production line.

    Turning Point Alfred Coppel
British Dictionary definitions for production line

production line

a factory system in which parts or components of the end product are transported by a conveyor through a number of different sites at each of which a manual or machine operation is performed on them without interrupting the flow of production
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for production line

production line

noun phrase

A high-scoring offensive line

[1940s+ Hockey; based on the industrial production line, the term found by 1935]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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