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English definition of “the shop floor”

the shop floor

noun [S]    
the ordinary workers in a factory , or the place where they work Workers in general on the shop floor among the ordinary workers at a factory : There is concern on the shop floor over job security .FactoriesEmployment status and types of work
(Definition of the shop floor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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