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factory British & World English

A building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine

Factory Acts British & World English

(In the UK) a series of laws regulating the operation of factories, designed to improve the working conditions of employees, especially women and children

factory floor British & World English

The workers in a company or industry, rather than the management

factory-made British & World English

Made in a factory, not by hand

factory ship British & World English

A fishing or whaling ship, or a ship accompanying a fishing or whaling fleet, with facilities for immediate processing of the catch

factory shop British & World English

A shop in which goods, especially surplus stock, are sold directly by the manufacturers at a discount

factory unit British & World English

An individual building on an area of land developed as a site for factories

dropout factory British & World English

A high school with a very high number of dropouts

factory farming British & World English

A system of rearing livestock using highly intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions

factory system British & World English

The system of producing manufactured goods on a large scale using machines in factories, introduced in Britain in the late 18th century

factory worker British & World English

A person employed in a factory

factory inspector British & World English

An official employed to ensure that factories operate in accordance with official regulations

factory outlet in factory shop British & World English

A shop in which goods, especially surplus stock, are sold directly by the manufacturers at a discount