Meaning of machine-minding in English:

machine-minding

noun

  • The action of supervising or tending a machine in operation, especially by performing routine checks and maintenance or ensuring the continuous supply of materials, as on a manufacturing production line; frequently with pejorative connotations of undemanding and tedious work.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957), artist and writer.