Definition of factory floor in English:

factory floor


  • The workers in a company or industry, rather than the management.

    ‘the unions had almost no influence on the factory floor’
    • ‘Glass walls separate the office area from the factory floor, eliminating any real or perceived barriers between departments.’
    • ‘Producing doors, boot lids and bonnets, the foundry is expected to employ about 180 people on the factory floor.’
    • ‘The CEO of a manufacturing company is unlikely to show up on the factory floor and operate a lathe.’
    • ‘Overall, more people will be in the office and fewer on the factory floor, meaning more knowledge work and less muscle work.’
    • ‘A worker on the factory floor loudly protests that he is there to build motor boats.’


factory floor

/ˈfakt(ə)rē flô(ə)r/