Meaning of “factory floor” in the English Dictionary

"factory floor" in Business English

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factory floornoun [ S ]

uk us
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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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