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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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