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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.
Translations of “factory floor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 車間, 廠房…
in Chinese (Simplified) 车间, 厂房…
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