assembly line ExamplesWord Originnoun
- an arrangement of machines, tools, and workers in which a product is assembled by having each perform a specific, successive operation on an incomplete unit as it passes by in a series of stages organized in a direct line.
Origin of assembly line An Americanism dating back to 1910–15 Also called production line. Related Words for assembly line conveyor Examples from the Web for assembly line Contemporary Examples of assembly line
These two women are assembly-line workers in the ultimate factory of patriarchy.
June 4, 2014
Amid this, however, New York occupied a central place in the assembly-line production of hits and musical acts.
January 13, 2014
They follow a cousin to Detroit, where Lefty takes an assembly-line job at Ford Motor Company.
November 29, 2012
That feels inherently manufactured, creating a setting wherein episodes are churned out, assembly-line style.
June 27, 2012
Once upon a time, colleges served boiled veggies and mystery meat, assembly-line style.
October 7, 2009
Historical Examples of assembly line
This fellow Umholtz was practically turning them out on an assembly-line, for a while.
Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for assembly line assembly line noun
- a sequence of machines, tools, operations, workers, etc, in a factory, arranged so that at each stage a further process is carried out
assembly line in Culture assembly line
A line of factory workers and equipment along which a product being assembled passes consecutively from operation to operation until completed.
Note Assembly lines are found in many industries but are particularly associated with automobile manufacturing.