assembly line

assembly line

assembly line ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assembly line on noun

  1. 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.

    If Kate Middleton’s Butt Could Speak: It’s Time Royal Princesses Led Visible, Voluble Public Lives

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    June 4, 2014

  • Amid this, however, New York occupied a central place in the assembly-line production of hits and musical acts.

    ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs

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  • They follow a cousin to Detroit, where Lefty takes an assembly-line job at Ford Motor Company.

    American Dreams: “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides

    Nathaniel Rich

    November 29, 2012

  • That feels inherently manufactured, creating a setting wherein episodes are churned out, assembly-line style.

    Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ & Louis C.K.’s ‘Louie’: Comedy Clash

    Jace Lacob

    June 27, 2012

  • Once upon a time, colleges served boiled veggies and mystery meat, assembly-line style.

    The Best College Food

    Kathleen Kingsbury

    October 7, 2009

  • Historical Examples of assembly line

  • This fellow Umholtz was practically turning them out on an assembly-line, for a while.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper

  • British Dictionary definitions for assembly line assembly line noun

    1. 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.

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