manual worker


manual worker
noun (C) someone whose work involves using their hands rather than their mind — manual work noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • manual worker — ➔ worker * * * manual worker UK US noun [C] ► HR, WORKPLACE a person whose job involves physical work: »a skilled/unskilled manual worker …   Financial and business terms

  • worker — work‧er [ˈwɜːkə ǁ ˈwɜːrkər] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES one of the people who work for an organization or business, and are below the level of manager: • There are new health and safety regulations for factory workers. • Many office workers… …   Financial and business terms

  • manual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) made or worked with the hands. 2) using or working with the hands: a manual worker. ► NOUN 1) a book giving instructions or information. 2) an organ keyboard played with the hands not the feet. DERIVATIVES manually …   English terms dictionary

  • manual — ▪ I. manual man‧u‧al 1 [ˈmænjuəl] adjective 1. using your hands and your physical strength or abilities, rather than your mind: • He did all kinds of manual work. • A shortage of manual labor (= people who do manual work ) is keeping wages and… …   Financial and business terms

  • worker — noun (C) 1 one of the people who work for an organization, business etc and are below the level of a manager: factory/farm/office etc worker: new health and safety regulations for factory workers | skilled/unskilled worker (=someone who has or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • manual — I UK [ˈmænjʊəl] / US [ˈmænjuəl] noun [countable] Word forms manual : singular manual plural manuals ** a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine an instruction/operating manual II UK [ˈmænjʊəl] / US… …   English dictionary

  • manual — man|u|al1 [ mænjuəl ] noun count ** a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine: an instruction/operating manual manual man|u|al 2 [ mænjuəl ] adjective * 1. ) involving the use of your hands: manual… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worker — worker, workman, workingman, laborer, craftsman, handicraftsman, mechanic, artisan, hand, operative, roustabout can all mean one who earns his living by labor, especially by manual labor. Worker, the most comprehensive and least specific of these …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Manual handling — of loads (MHL), manual material handling (MMH) or manutention (in Australia[1]) involves the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty, or carry loads.[2] The load can be animate (a person or animal) or inanimate (an object). Most… …   Wikipedia

  • Manual labour — Detail from Labor, Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Manual labour (British English), manual labor (American English) or manual work is physical work done by people, most especially in contrast to that done by machines, and also to that done by… …   Wikipedia