Shop floor

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A shop floor is the area of a factory, machine shop, etc. where people work on machines, or the space in a retail establishment where goods are sold to consumers. The term shop floor is in contrast to office, which is a space that provides accommodation to the business's management.

In the United Kingdom, saying someone works "on the shop floor" is often a metaphor for saying the person is working class.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of shopfloor at Wiktionary