manual labor
manual labor manual labor, manual labour manual labour . Labor done with the hands. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • manual labor — Labor under physical power of the laborer, in the service and under the direction of another, for fixed wages. Rogers v Dexter & P. R. Co. 85 Me 372, 27 A 257. Within the meaning of the immigration laws, including both skilled and unskilled work …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • manual labor — noun labor done with the hands (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑manual labour • Hypernyms: ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑toil • Hyponyms: ↑application, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • manual labor — Synonyms and related words: dirty work, donkeywork, drudgery, employment, fag, fatigue, grind, handiwork, handwork, industry, labor, lick, lick of work, moil, rat race, scut work, slavery, spadework, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, task, tiresome… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • manual labor — work that is done with the hands, physical labor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manual labor — noun Any work done by hand; usually implying it is unskilled or physically demanding …   Wiktionary

  • manual labor — drudgery, sweat of one s brow, toil. See exertion …   English dictionary for students

  • manual labour — manual labor manual labor, manual labour manual labour . Labor done with the hands. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labor-saving — La bor sav ing, a. Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor; as, labor saving machinery; labor saving appliances[4]; labor saving devices like washing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manual — Man u*al (m[a^]n [ u]*al), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. m[ u]ndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. {Emancipate}, {Legerdemain}, {Maintain}, {Manage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manual exercise — Manual Man u*al (m[a^]n [ u]*al), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. m[ u]ndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. {Emancipate}, {Legerdemain}, {Maintain},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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