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English definition of “assembly line”

assembly line

noun [C]    
PRODUCTION, WORKPLACE a line of machines and workers in a factory which a product moves along while it is being built or produced. Each machine or worker performs a particular job, which must be finished before the product moves to the next position in the line: He got a job on an assembly line putting the foam and upholstery on the back seats of cars. All the cars that roll off the assembly line are subject to rigorous testing. assembly-line methods/problems an assembly-line robot
→ See also production line
(Definition of assembly line noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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