Definition of "labor-saving" [la•bor-sav•ing]

  • (adjective) Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor.

Use "labor-saving" in a sentence

  • "In one intentional community, some members grew tired of deliberately avoiding labor-saving devices and called for the use of a gasoline-powered tractor to pull the plow, but they were denounced by those who believed that the use of anything but the hoe and rake would violate the founding principle of the commune."
  • ""It organizes industry on an enormous, labor-saving scale, and abolishes childish, wasteful competition.""
  • "We can also agree that the larger the product through the employment of labor-saving methods the better, as there will be more to be divided, but again the question of the division ...."

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