the shop floor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “the shop floor” in the English Dictionary

"the shop floor" in British English

See all translations

the shop floornoun [S]

uk   us  
the ​ordinaryworkers in a ​factory, or the ​place where they ​workon the shop floor among the ​ordinaryworkers at a ​factory: There are ​worries on the ​shopfloor about ​jobsecurity.
(Definition of the shop floor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the shop floor" in Business English

See all translations

the shop floornoun

uk   us   WORKPLACE
→  factory floor
PRODUCTION the ordinary ​workers in a ​factory, rather than the ​managers: The ​paygap between the ​boardroom and the ​shopfloor in Britain is now the widest in ​Europe. Union ​membership is ​low at this ​plant - about 35% of ​totalemployment and 50% of the ​shopfloor.
COMMERCE the ​part of a ​store where ​products are ​sold, rather than the ​offices or other ​parts of it: My first ​job was on the ​shopfloor of a ​majorretailer.
(Definition of the shop floor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the shop floor”
in Chinese (Simplified) (工厂的)普通工人, 工作车间…
in Chinese (Traditional) (工廠的)普通工人, 工作場所…
What is the pronunciation of the shop floor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“the shop floor” in Business English

Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More