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Definition of "semiskilled" []

  • Possessing some skills but not enough to do specialized work: semiskilled dockworkers. (adjective)
  • Requiring limited skills: a semiskilled job. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "semiskilled" in a sentence
  • "According to a market research study, by the mid-1960s, the typical country listener was a skilled or semiskilled worker living in or near a metropolitan area."
  • "Mr. Tada is in a group of semiskilled workers who hover somewhere in the middle of Japan's nuclear power-plant ecosystem."
  • "Take, for example, the likely fact that a flat 30 percent tariff on all imports would not be enough to relocate to the U.S. industries with a low value-added added per man-hour, like t-shirts or circuit board assembly, as the difference between foreign and domestic labor costs is too large for an industries whose production cost mainly consists of semiskilled labor."
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