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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. 2the 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