noun floor·man

Definition of floorman



  1. 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. 2 :  an employee who is to some degree a representative of his employer before the public: such as a :  floorwalker 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 e :  caller d

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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