Definition of shop floor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    shop floor

    BrE BrE//ˌʃɒp ˈflɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɑːp ˈflɔːr//
    [singular] Manufacturing
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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. See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2the workers in a factory, not the managers Most decisions about how work should be done are taken in the office rather than on the shop floor (= by the workers). See related entries: Manufacturing
  3. Wordfinderassembly line, capacity, factory, foreman, plant, process, production, shift, shop floor, workforce
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shop floor