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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How to use shop floor in a sentence
As announced in The New York Times, stores now track customers as they meander through the shop floor.How Big Data Is Entering Every Corner of Our Lives | Leo Hollis | July 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The landfill-free initiative started from the ground up, or more accurately, from the shop floor up.
The movement was spearheaded by longtime MillerCoors shop floor technician Kelly Harris, who works at the Trenton, Ohio, brewery.
A day or so later he found one of the said proofs on the shop floor where the little girl had dropped it.Shavings | Joseph C. Lincoln
The jars are acid proof and will help keep the shop floor dry and anything which will help in this is most desirable.The Automobile Storage Battery | O. A. Witte
An outline sketch is made with chalk on the shop floor and on this the bones of the legs are arranged.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit | Albert B. Farnham
But maybe this dog hid the pocketbook under the boards in the shop floor.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove | Laura Lee Hope
Janice, tiptoeing quietly across the shop floor, listened with a rather wistful little smile upon her lips.The Mission of Janice Day | Helen Beecher Long