assembly-line

adjective as·sem·bly-line \ ə-ˈsem-blē-ˌlīn \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of assembly-line

: made by or as if by an assembly line; especially : lacking originality or creativity
  • bored by the novel's assembly-line plot

First Known Use of assembly-line

1925


assembly line

noun

Definition of assembly line

1 : an arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled
2 : a process for turning out a finished product in a mechanically efficient manner
  • academic assembly lines

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First Known Use of assembly line

1914


ASSEMBLY-LINE Defined for Kids

assembly line

noun

Definition of assembly line for Students

: an arrangement for assembling a product mechanically in which work passes from one operation to the next in a direct line until the product is finished

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