migrant laborer
Migrant Mi"grant, n. 1. A migratory bird, person, or other animal.

2. A person who changes residence frequently in search of employment, especially farm labor, such as harvesting crops seasonally; also called {migrant laborer} or {migrant worker}. Sometimes the migrant worker is not a resident of the country in which the work is performed. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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