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floor·walk·er

 (flôr′wô′kər)
n.
An employee of a large store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers. Also called floor manager.
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floorwalker

(ˈflɔːˌwɔːkə)
n
(Professions) the US name for shopwalker
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floor•walk•er

(ˈflɔrˌwɔ kər, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
a person employed in a store to direct customers and supervise salespeople.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floorwalker - an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems; "a floorwalker is called a shopwalker in Britain"
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
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Translations

floorwalker

(o.f.) [ˈflɔːˌwɔːkəʳ] N (US) → jefe/a m/f de sección
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

floorwalker

[ˈflɔːrwɔːkər] n (mainly US)chef m de rayon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

floorwalker

[ˈflɔːˌwɔːkəʳ] n (esp Am) → caporeparto m/f (in grande magazzino)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
(3) When Luke is inducted into the prison dormitory and informed of the many infractions that may lead to 'a night in the box', his big old smile prompts an exasperated observation from the floorwalker: T hope you ain't going to be a hard case.' That's precisely what Luke turns out to be, his anti-authoritarian streak causing him to push the boundaries as the prison administrators respond with increasingly draconian measures aimed at quelling his individualist streak.
In the Marx Brothers canon, the mirror scene is usually traced back to Charlie Chaplin's The Floorwalker (1916)--in which Chaplin's Tramp comes across his "double" in a department store--but it actually may be two thousand years older.
The floorwalker, for that's what he was and not a nasty stranger, dried my tears with his big, white handkerchief and gave me a pear drop to suck.
CAPTAIN PEACOCK: Frank Thornton, played the haughty floorwalker who claims a proud military past but never fought in combat.
They're worried about the impact that television might have, too, but not about the impact of hapless floorwalker Andy (Keith Henderson).
Whether real or a myth of male prowess, Conway is the undisputed leader of the Bowery brutes, and he occasionally makes a living as a "floorwalker [bouncer] in Bowery dives" (Act 1, 14), when not engaged in criminal conduct.
Budapest shopgirl Margaret Sullavan clashes with floorwalker James Stewart in a delightful, well-nigh perfect romantic confection.
Charlie Chaplin was a huge comedy star and one of his hit films was The Floorwalker which poked fun at the authority figures who were common sights in Liverpool and other major shopping areas.
As well as providing a useful gloss on Bloom and Stephen's urination encounter, this Merleau-Pontian mirroring, or reciprocating 'flesh', helps to provide a revealing analysis of Chaplin's 1916 film, The Floorwalker. In the film, Chaplin encounters a shop assistant who is his spitting image.
BIG Eric made his first film with Chaplin, The Floorwalker, in the same year, appearing as a store manager.
In The Floorwalker, Chaplin works his way through every object in the shop set, one of the funniest sections features Chaplin as a customer shaving by using each piece of equipment on the counter' in The Fireman he uses the fire engine as a coffee machine' and in The Pawnshop he tackles an alarm clock that does not work as a medical problem using a stethoscope.
A CCTV operator, informed by the video, may communicate to a floorwalker to track a shopper, issue a security alert, or contact police authorities.