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noun
the time or number of hours established as standard for a specific work period in a particular industry, usually computed on the basis of a workweek and fixed variously from 35 to 40 hours.
the rate of pay established for the period (distinguished from overtime).
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Origin of straight time

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

OTHER WORDS FROM straight time

straight-time, adjective
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