Definitions for laborer
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laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack(noun)
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly.
one who labors in a toilsome occupation; a person who does work that requires strength rather than skill, as distinguished from that of an artisan
Origin: [Written also labourer.]
A laborer or labourer — see variation in English spelling — is a person who does one of the construction trades, traditionally considered unskilled manual labor, as opposed to skilled labor. In the division of labor, laborers have all blasting, hand tools, power tools, air tools, and small heavy equipment, and act as assistants to other trades, e.g., operators or cement masons. The 1st century BC engineer Vitruvius writes in detail about laborer practices at that time. In his experience a good crew of laborers is just as valuable as any other aspect of construction. Other than the addition of pneumatics, laborer practices have changed little. With the advent of advanced technology and its introduction into the construction field, the laborers have been quick to include much of this technology as being laborers work.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Translations for laborer
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- arbejder, arbejdsmand, landarbejderDanish
- εργάτης, δουλευτήςGreek
- työntekijä, työläinenFinnish
- obraicheScottish Gaelic
- trabalhador, operárioPortuguese
- рабочий, чернорабочийRussian
- rȃdnīk, rȃdnicaSerbo-Croatian
- kroppsarbetare, arbetareSwedish
- voban, jivoban, hivobanVolapük
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