floor leader

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noun U.S. Government.
the majority leader or minority leader in either the Senate or the House of Representatives.
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Origin of floor leader

1895–1900; Americanism
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How to use floor leader in a sentence

  • The adoption of the joint resolution was moved by the Republican floor leader and seconded by the Democratic floor leader.

  • 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 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

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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