Definition of working floor in English:

working floor

noun

  • 1A floor in a malthouse where the steeped grain is spread out and turned while it begins to sprout. Also called growing floor. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Generally. A floor or other horizontal surface on which work is performed or some technical operation is carried out.

  • 3Mining. A horizontal surface where mining or excavation is carried out.

  • 4Archaeology. A well-defined layer of materials and artefacts associated with the making of stone or flint implements.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in London Evening Post. From working + floor.

Pronunciation

working floor

/ˌwəːkɪŋ ˈflɔː/