working man


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Noun1.working man - an employee who performs manual or industrial laborworking man - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
excavator - a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
blaster, chargeman - a workman employed to blast with explosives
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
fuller - a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
gas fitter - a workman who installs and repairs gas fixtures and appliances
guest worker, guestworker - a person with temporary permission to work in another country; "a Moroccan guestworker in Canada was accused of aiding terrorists"
heaver - a workman who heaves freight or bulk goods (especially at a dockyard)
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
lacer - a workman who laces shoes or footballs or books (during binding)
lather - a workman who puts up laths
Luddite - one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment
factory worker, mill-hand - a workman in a mill or factory
mover - workman employed by a moving company; "the movers were very careful with the grand piano"
bagger, packer, boxer - a workman employed to pack things into containers
paster - a workman who pastes
disinfestation officer, rat-catcher - a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
road mender, roadman - a workman who is employed to repair roads
roundsman - a workman employed to make rounds (to deliver goods or make inspections or so on)
scratcher - a workman who uses a tool for scratching
shearer - a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles
sponger - a workman employed to collect sponges
stamper - a workman whose job is to form or cut out by applying a mold or die (either by hand or by operating a stamping machine)
utility man - a workman expected to serve in any capacity when called on
warehouseman, warehouser - a workman who manages or works in a warehouse
wetter - a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
Translations

working man

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References in classic literature ?
If even the angle of a respectable Triangle in the middle class is not without its dangers; if to run against a Working Man involves a gash; if collision with an officer of the military class necessitates a serious wound; if a mere touch from the vertex of a Private Soldier brings with it danger of death; -- what can it be to run against a Woman, except absolute and immediate destruction?
In the house of the Working Man or respectable Tradesman -- where the wife is allowed to turn her back upon her husband, while pursuing her household avocations -- there are at least intervals of quiet, when the wife is neither seen nor heard, except for the humming sound of the continuous Peace-cry; but in the homes of the upper classes there is too often no peace.
As I dressed no better than a working man, and cared nothing for appearances, I did not put them on their guard; I could join a group and look on while they drove bargains or wrangled among themselves on their way home from work.
If I met a working man and his wife in the streets between eleven o'clock and midnight on their way home from the Ambigu Comique, I used to amuse myself by following them from the Boulevard du Pont aux Choux to the Boulevard Beaumarchais.
I came nearer to listen; but when I stood beside them, they evidently guessed I was not a working man, and kept themselves to themselves.
Chris Abbott, from Liverpool, was videoed by a colleague singing the fitting song, Working Man, as he sits alone in a muddy ditch.
If you want to know what the working man (and woman, these days) thinks, go into his club.
It is more important, in my view, to publicly record my condolences and appreciation of a humble, genuine, everyday working man who made our lives and our local communities better places to live in.
The only thing the working man has to sell is his labour; wages are the price of labour.
HE was the world famous artist who celebrated the life of the working man in his paintings.
Debenhams sales of working man style men's boots have leapt by 106 percent in the last two months alone.
The Working Man display runs at the Great North Museum from Saturday, March 26, to Sunday, May 8.