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Definition of shop floor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    shop floor

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  1. 1the area in a factory where the goods are made by the workers to work on the shop floor In the industrial sector, there are still relatively few women on the shop floor.
  2. 2 the workers in a factory, not the managers Most decisions about how work should be done are made in the office rather than on the shop floor (= by the workers).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shop floor