Definition of laborer
: one that labors; specifically : a person who does unskilled physical work for wages
Examples of laborer in a Sentence
He has been working as a laborer on a construction project.
having no real skills, the men could only find work as laborers unloading cargo ships
Recent Examples of laborer from the Web
Hundreds of laborers make their way through a maze of rails, turnstiles and a metal detector, and place their bags on an airport-style X-ray conveyor belt.
All of that money is being spent to support the city's 911 center, but the tax increase freed up a similar amount of money in other city funds that Emanuel's administration has used to cover increased contributions to the laborers pensions.
His standard practice in villages was to determine the daily wage for a laborer and then pay the musicians double that for each hour of recording.
Sean Petterson's company, StrongArm Technologies, makes support braces that also track the movement of manual laborers to prevent injuries.
The eight dead men, most of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by the militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police.
In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of such workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year.
In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of agricultural guest workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year.
Above Baldy's head, laborers in hard hats clambered over the metal scaffolding, finishing the chamber's interior.
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First Known Use of laborer
LABORER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laborer for English Language Learners
: a person who does hard physical work for money
LABORER Defined for Kids
Definition of laborer for Students
: a person who does physical work for pay a farm laborer
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