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Definition of "laborer" [la•bor•er]

  • One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly. (noun)

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Use "laborer" in a sentence
  • "It may mean -- I hope so -- that they are going to provide a level of the wages between the so-called brain worker and the manual worker, for in Russia today, the laborer is the privileged class-the sort of "nouveau riche" of today, whereas the brain worker does not receive nearly so many privileges."
  • "The term laborer as used in chapter five hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended by chapter forty-seven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen and by chapter twenty - one of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, providing for the pensioning of laborers in the employ of cities and towns and as used in chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of the Pensioning of foremen, in - spectors, me - chanics, draw - tenders, assistant drawtenders and store - keepers in employ of cities and towns."
  • "It holds that the laborer is worthy of his hire, and that such as may be frugal, diligent and enterprising should reap the profit of their toil, nor be mulcted of the same by legislation in favor of the indigent and shiftless."