floor leader


Definition of floor leader

: a member of a legislative body chosen by a party to have charge of its organization and strategy on the floor

Examples of floor leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On March 19, Phil Kinley, vice president of manufacturing and labor and the plant-floor leader of the project, flew with engineers to Ventec’s site in Washington, Johnson said. David Welch, Bloomberg.com, "Inside GM’s Four-Week Sprint to Build Emergency Ventilators," 10 May 2020 The 6-foot guard was the floor leader as a senior for the 1957-58 South Side team, which won a state championship. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Build-A-Team: Putting together the best Fort Wayne South basketball team," 9 Apr. 2020 Coach Mike Krzyzewski has a great floor leader in sophomore point guard Tre Jones and a dynamic big man in Vernon Carey Jr., but Duke has looked stagnant defensively, and that’s only put more of a focus on a mediocre half-court offense. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "NCAA men's tournament primer: Everything you need to know to prepare for March Madness," 2 Mar. 2020 Rose, Knight run the point With Jackson gone, several players could take turns as the floor leader. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons destroyed by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 126-106," 21 Feb. 2020 Brogdon adds stability to a team that needs a floor leader. BostonGlobe.com, "Teams are listed in predicted order of finish.," 23 Oct. 2019 Radtke, a floor leader in the meat-cutting department, is scheduled to be released next month. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "For massive Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving feast in Baltimore, help from prison," 22 Nov. 2019 Gilbert Villegas, who is now Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s floor leader in the City Council and an Arroyo ally. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. acknowledges he intervened for ally in forest preserve parking ticket incident," 19 July 2019 Hurley says his floor leader wasn't quite as engaged as is usually the case, despite scoring 15 points. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "ASU basketball eyes better performance on both ends against Prairie View A&M," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of floor leader

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Floor leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20leader. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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