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production line

an arrangement of machines or sequence of operations involved with a single manufacturing operation or production process.
Compare assembly line, line1 (def 29).
Origin of production line
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for production line
  • With scan times of less than a second, the system is fast enough to be used on a production line.
  • The idea of the production line is echoed in his use of printmaking, in which many copies of the same image can be reproduced.
  • The interesting point is the mechanism of how this production line of theses got the huge attention.
  • To do so, a laser reader could be mounted at the end of a production line.
  • The easiest step would be to slow down the production line.
  • Small, welded shut, easily manufactured on a production line type reactors.
  • May need lots more work to be production line ready, but it's an intriguing idea.
  • But if it can get a certain kind of amino acid from the environment, that information shuts down its own production line.
  • The production line could produce two bombs a week, more were in the pipe line.
  • Whole new production line would be required for each redesigned component.
British Dictionary definitions for production line

production line

a factory system in which parts or components of the end product are transported by a conveyor through a number of different sites at each of which a manual or machine operation is performed on them without interrupting the flow of production
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for production line

production line

noun phrase

A high-scoring offensive line

[1940s+ Hockey; based on the industrial production line, the term found by 1935]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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