Definitions

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  • n. The area of a factory or workshop where the operatives work; used especially to distinguish the productive part of a factory from the administrative part.

Etymologies

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shop +‎ floor

Examples

  • The show follows Paul Fisher, chief operating officer of Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Carlisle, as he joins 'shopfloor' staff undercover.

    News round-up

  • Returning in 2001, he worked in a dual commercial/technical role that necessitated almost unrestricted access to both the 'shopfloor' engineering teams and upper tiers of Symbian's management.

    TechCrunch

  • Throughout March and April, our staff were going into two local Tesco stores, befriending, talking to and listening to shopfloor staff, security staff and cleaners.

    Living Wage campaign marks 10 years of fighting for the poorest

  • He extended the shopfloor into his backyard and bought the three houses next door, so that by the start of the 20th century four houses and their gardens had been turned into workshops that employed about 60 men, women and boys.

    Amid the jumble, the story of Britain's age of silver

  • Vanessa arrived on the shopfloor posing as Julia, a recent divorcee, and explained her camera-entourage with the rather flimsy backstory that she was the subject of a documentary about people who had been out of work for a long time.

    TV review: Undercover Boss; True Stories – Voices From the Killing Field

  • I started on the shopfloor as a nurse and midwife.

    Leading questions: Caroline Shaw, Christie NHS foundation trust

  • Perched on a soapbox to address a precision engineering factory's shopfloor, he opened his arms out wide in a gesture of embrace.

    Confessional

  • The glass front of the Bond Street store is lined from floor to ceiling with a monogrammed golden chainmail that filters a sunny light on to the shopfloor.

    Welcome to the house of Vuitton

  • After training at the local art school, he worked as a draughtsman in a furniture factory, valuable experience which gave him a permanent rapport with production processes and with the technicians on the shopfloor.

    Robin Day obituary

  • The figures will fuel the controversy over the size of directors' pensions and raise concerns about the yawning gap between bosses and the shopfloor.

    British banking chiefs see value of retirement plans increase

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