Definition of assembly line in English:

assembly line

noun

  • A series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of identical items is progressively assembled.

    • ‘Nothing is done on an assembly line and nothing looks like patchwork.’
    • ‘The damage-control team searched every inch of the assembly line for flaws.’
    • ‘The company stands to benefit further from increases in the number of cars rolling off the assembly line.’
    • ‘Selling does not start after a product comes out of the assembly line or the workshop.’
    • ‘The finished modules pass over a wall to be bolted into a car or truck body rolling down the assembly line.’
    • ‘You feel as if you're holding up the assembly line, as if lives are at stake.’
    • ‘It was the assembly line and the conveyor system that enabled a continuous flow in production and efficiency in movement.’
    • ‘I worked in an assembly line in a garment factory to get money for college.’
    • ‘Back home, my grandmother raised their baby and went to work on a bomber assembly line.’
    • ‘Up until recently she worked on the assembly line of a local pharmaceutical company and was looking for a job in a shop.’
    • ‘They had to shut down the assembly line last night because they don't have the parts.’
    • ‘The answer was a redesign of the main assembly line so as to keep the process flow among different models as common as possible.’
    • ‘Some of the material presumably finds itself rolling off the assembly line as a brand new vehicle, as the circle of life continues.’
    • ‘He wanted to be out on the assembly line tinkering with the design or seeing if there was a better way of putting things together.’
    • ‘We build machines on an assembly line, focusing on how to make them cheaper and ever more reliable.’
    • ‘What you wouldn't imagine for a moment is that this spacious, pleasant flat began life as two metal boxes on an assembly line.’
    • ‘Cheap mannequins were frozen in time beside bad re-creations of the assembly line.’
    • ‘Comedy is not the most difficult job in the world: ask anyone who works on an assembly line.’
    • ‘When it does, it triggers a reprogramming of the assembly line - and production hums along.’
    • ‘The woodworking and leather assembly areas sit side-by-side near the assembly line.’
    boring routine, humdrum existence, routine job, same old round, groove, grind, daily grind, treadmill, dead end, assembly line
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Pronunciation:

assembly line

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