semiskilled
adjective Date: 1916 having or requiring less training than skilled labor and more than unskilled labor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semiskilled — [sem΄iskild′] adj. 1. partly skilled 2. of or doing manual work that requires only limited training …   English World dictionary

  • semiskilled — sem|i|skilled [ ,semi skıld, ,semaı skıld ] adjective a semiskilled job is one that you need to have some skills to do, but these do not need to be very advanced or the result of a lot of training. Someone who does this kind of job is called a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • semiskilled — adjective possessing or requiring limited skills (Freq. 1) semiskilled dockworkers a semiskilled job • Similar to: ↑unskilled …   Useful english dictionary

  • semiskilled — adjective Partially trained or experienced, not yet meeting the expected level of skill. Semiskilled workers are cheaper than skilled workers but more productive than unskilled drudges …   Wiktionary

  • semiskilled — /sem ee skild , sem uy /, adj. having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor. [1915 20; SEMI + SKILLED] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiskilled — Synonyms and related words: amateurish, unaccomplished, unbusinesslike, uncoached, unendowed, unfinished, ungifted, uninitiated, unpolished, unprepared, unprimed, unprofessional, unschooled, unskilled, untalented, untaught, untrained, untutored …   Moby Thesaurus

  • semiskilled — see semi skilled …   English dictionary

  • semiskilled — adj. requiring a moderate amount of training, requiring more knowledge than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiskilled — semi·skilled …   English syllables

  • semiskilled — sem•i•skilled [[t]ˌsɛm iˈskɪld, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor • Etymology: 1915–1920 …   From formal English to slang

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