slave labor

noun

Definition of slave labor

1 :work that is done by slaves or by people who are treated like slaves
  • prisoners being forced to do slave labor
  • a slave labor camp
2 :work done by slaves
  • The pyramids were built by slave labor.

Word by Word Definitions

slave play
  1. : a person held in servitude as the chattel of another

  2. : one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

  3. : a device (such as the printer of a computer) that is directly responsive to another

  1. : enslave

  2. : to make directly responsive to another mechanism

  3. : to work like a slave : drudge

labor play
  1. : expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory

  2. : human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy

  3. : the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs for profits

  1. : to exert one's powers of body or mind especially with painful or strenuous effort : work

  2. : to move with great effort

  3. : to be in the labor of giving birth

  1. : of or relating to labor

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting a political party held to represent the interests of workers or made up largely of organized labor groups


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