Definition of Manual labor

1. Noun. Labor done with the hands.

Exact synonyms: Manual Labour
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil
Specialized synonyms: Application, Coating, Covering, Bodywork, Handling, Picking, Planking, Wiring



Definition of Manual labor

1. Noun. Any work done by hand; usually implying it is unskilled or physically demanding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manual Labor

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Literary usage of Manual labor

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1852)
"... But the necessity of manual labor was insensibly superseded. The novice was tempted to bestow his fortune on the Western monks, (Cod. Regul. part ii. p. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"That this relief of the teacher from unnecessary manual labor will require, as a rule, the services of a man of all work, sufficiently skilled to use well ..."

3. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1837)
"I h.ive finally concluded that some account of the location, plan and object of the manual labor School, now going into operation in this ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"manual labor TRAINING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. BY CHAS. 0. THOMPSON, PH D., JV'«' President Rose Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. r- Whether it is expedient or ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"He did not work with his hands, or perform any manual labor, ... In Georgia a laborer has been adjudicated to be one who performs manual labor. Adams v. ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"COMPULSORY manual labor for wages has been tried more or less by many schools and colleges of this country, but by none, perhaps, ..."

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