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English definition of “factory floor”

factory floor

noun [S]    
the factory floor (also the shop floor) WORKPLACE the people in a factory who make the products rather than its office workers or managers, or the place in a factory where the products are made: The rumor on the factory floor is that there will be further job losses. China has effectively become the world's factory floor.
factory-floor adjective [before noun] relating to the people in a factory who make the products, or the part of a factory where the products are made: Safety inspectors recommended the introduction of protective headgear for factory-floor workers.
(Definition of factory floor noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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