plural floormen

Definition of floorman

1 : any of various laborers: such as
a : a horseshoer's helper who removes old shoes, trims hoofs, and makes himself useful about the shop
b : a worker who stacks green bricks, tile, or ceramic pipe in a drying room

called also set-off man

c : a worker performing labor (as hoisting, cleaning, polishing) concerned with the maintenance of a particular floor (as of an office building)
d : one of a crew of men who assist in the drilling of oil wells (as in running drill pipe and casing in and out of wells)

called also roustabout

2 : an employee who is to some degree a representative of his employer before the public: such as
b : an employee of a bowling establishment who assigns alleys, collects fees, and supervises pinsetters
c : a supervisor who assigns taxicabs to drivers and approves reports of meter readings
d : a supervisory employee in a gambling house not assigned to any one table and usually superior to the head dealers of two or more tables

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“Floorman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorman. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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