shop floor


noun

the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
  1. workers, esp factory workers organized in a union
  2. (as modifier)shop-floor protest

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Example sentences from the Web for shop-floor

  • She crossed the shop-floor at a leisurely pace, and came and offered her hand to the beautiful Norman.

  • Wasn't it your pepper and salt that was strewed on the shop-floor to-day?

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