day's work


Definition of day's work

1 : the amount of work during one day prescribed or required on a given job : the legal amount of work in terms of hours as governed by statute or by agreement
2 : the reckoning and observations made for 24 hours from noon to noon to determine a ship's position

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First Known Use of day's work

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Day's work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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