Meaning of straight time

straight' time"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the time or number of hours established as standard for a specific work period in a particular industry, usually computed on the basis of a workweek and fixed variously from 35 to 40 hours.
  2. the rate of pay established for the period (distinguished from overtime).
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