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floor leader

noun, U.S. Government
1.
the majority leader or minority leader in either the Senate or the House of Representatives.
Origin of floor leader
1895-1900
1895-1900; Americanism
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Examples from the Web for floor leader
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  • The plan of campaign has all been arranged beforehand, and the floor leader selected to command the movement.

  • Mr. Paret, I want you to shake hands with Mr. Donovan, the floor leader of the 'opposition,' sir.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • As floor leader and spokesman for the Guest faction, old Judge Priest appealed from the ruling of the chair.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • The adoption of the joint resolution was moved by the Republican floor leader and seconded by the Democratic floor leader.

British Dictionary definitions for floor leader

floor leader

noun
1.
(US, government) a member of a legislative body who organizes his or her party's activities
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