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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack(noun)

    someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor


  1. laborer(Noun)

    One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laborer(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Written also labourer.]


  1. Laborer

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. laborer

    (Fr.). In a military sense, expresses any direct and concentrated effort which is made to destroy a fortification. It likewise applies to the working of a bomb or shell, which excavates, plows up, and scatters the earth about wherever it bursts. Laborer un rampart, signifies to bring several pieces of ordnance discharged from two oblique directions to bear upon one centre. Shells are generally used on these occasions, and the chief design is to second the operations of the miner in some particular part from which the explosion is to take place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laborer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laborer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of laborer in a Sentence

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    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.

  2. Santa Kumar:

    We were 30 families who worked endlessly because we were told the loan was still unpaid. When another laborer, Selvam, escaped, he brought help and suddenly we were freed.

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