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assembly line

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a line of machines and workers in a factory that 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: assembly-line workers
Translations of “assembly line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝配線, 流水作業線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装配线, 流水作业线…
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