- the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
- workers, esp factory workers organized in a union
- (as modifier)shop-floor protest
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Examples from the Web for shop-floor
Wasn't it your pepper and salt that was strewed on the shop-floor to-day?
She crossed the shop-floor at a leisurely pace, and came and offered her hand to the beautiful Norman.