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shop floor

n
1. (Commerce) the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. workers, esp factory workers organized in a union
b. (as modifier): shop-floor protest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machinesshop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines; "the productive work is done on the shop floor"
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
عُمّال المَصْنَع أو المَشْغَل
dělnictvo
gulvet
verkafólk
robotníci
işçiler

shop floor

n (Industry) the shop floor (workers)le maestranze
he works on the shop floor → è un operaio

shop

(ʃop) noun
1. a place where goods are sold. a baker's shop.
2. a workshop, or a place where any kind of industry is carried on. a machine-shop.
verbpast tense, past participle shopped
(often go shopping) to visit shops for the purpose of buying. We shop on Saturdays; She goes shopping once a week.
ˈshopper noun
1. a person who is shopping. The street was full of shoppers.
2. a large bag used when shopping.
ˈshopping noun
1. the activity of buying goods in shops. Have you a lot of shopping to do?; (also adjective) a shopping-list.
2. the goods bought. He helped her carry her shopping home; (also adjective) a shopping-basket / bag.
shop assistant (American ˈsalesclerk, *clerk)
a person employed in a shop to serve customers.
shop floor
the workers in a factory or workshop, as opposed to the management.
ˈshopkeeper noun
a person who runs a shop of his own.
ˈshoplifter noun
a person who steals goods from a shop.
ˈshoplifting noun
shopping centre
a place, often a very large building, where there is a large number of different shops.
shopping mall noun
(also mall) (American) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
shop around
to compare prices, quality of goods etc at several shops before buying anything.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Industry 4.0 agenda for plastics processors is a pragmatic one that encompasses closing performance gaps in shop-floor productivity, making operational improvements, upgrading existing machinery, and acquiring new machinery when needed.
SHOP-FLOOR employees at JCB in Wrexham have voted to work shorter hours for the next three months to save the jobs of colleagues at risk of compulsory redundancy.
However, we are left with the question: On what logical grounds do the 'people at the top' consider themselves to be of more value to the community than (say) the shop-floor worker, the miner, the typist, the postman, the nurse, the docker, railway man, shop assistant etc, etc?
In the 1980s I was a shop-floor industrial worker in Hamilton and part of a group engaged in sharp struggles over health and safety.
The company wanted to create a single PLM platform for its manufacturing and shop floor operations and to move all shop-floor data from a paper to an online environment, Dassault Systemes said.
The Linear 100 with MarCheck offers a more economical alternative to rings and gauge blocks for shop-floor mastering of inner and outer comparative measuring equipment, 2-point measuring instruments, inside calipers, and dial comparator snap gauges.
The latest release of Solarsoft's Tropos ERP system for medium-sized process-oriented manufacturing businesses provides enhanced shop-floor data capture (SFDC) functionality which can work throughout the manufacturing process, from initial goods receipt through to customer despatch.
Lastly, more frequent store deliveries will mean that the shop-floor replenishment system will be much more proactive.
Staff at Cummins Turbo Technologies have been told that 67 shop-floor jobs and five office jobs would go.
Transnational tortillas; race, gender, and shop-floor politics in Mexico and the United States.
Real-time shop-floor integration is possible without the complications and added costs of integrated third-party solutions.
But he had not gambled on a 10ft drop from the air vent to the shop-floor ceiling, which collapsed under his weight, sending him crashing a further 15ft on to the floor of the menswear department.