labour-saving


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labour-saving

labor-saving (US) [ˈleɪbəˌseɪvɪŋ] ADJque ahorra trabajo
labour-saving deviceaparato m que ahorra trabajo

labour-saving

labor-saving (Am) [ˈleɪbəˌseɪvɪŋ] adjche fa risparmiare fatica or lavoro

labour

(American) labor (ˈleibə) noun
1. hard work. The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour over two centuries; People engaged in manual labour are often badly paid.
2. workmen on a job. The firm is having difficulty hiring labour.
3. (in a pregnant woman etc) the process of childbirth. She was in labour for several hours before the baby was born.
4. used (with capital) as a name for the Socialist party in the United Kingdom.
verb
1. to be employed to do hard and unskilled work. He spends the summer labouring on a building site.
2. to move or work etc slowly or with difficulty. They laboured through the deep undergrowth in the jungle; the car engine labours a bit on steep hills.
laborious (ləˈboːriəs) adjective
difficult; requiring hard work. Moving house is always a laborious process.
laˈboriously adverb
laˈboriousness noun
ˈlabourer noun
a workman who is employed to do heavy work requiring little skill. the labourers on a building site.
ˈlabour court noun
a court of law for settling disputes between management and workers.
ˈlabour dispute noun
a disagreement between management and workers about working conditions, pay etc.
ˈlabour-saving adjective
intended to lessen work. washing-machines and other labour-saving devices.
References in classic literature ?
The Blue Light scorns the labour-saving arts of modern pharmacy.
A labour-saving device for mariners, navigation reduced to kindergarten simplicity," he answered gaily.
To make cooking these delicious winter warmers as easy as pie, we've picked out a range of labour-saving kitchen gadgets to help save you time.
We live now where every labour-saving device is looked upon as a marvellous invention and many jobs need very little physical exercise to earn a wage and cars and television add to the dormant equation.
Plus, there's variable terrain height adjustment for improving suction over different surfaces: from long grass to driveways, the Eckman 3-in-1 guarantees terrific labour-saving results.
The promise that computers and labour-saving technology would mean more leisure time for everyone now seems laughable in the face of statistics that clearly show most people are working harder and longer than ever.
Hand to mouth, Hand over mouth No eve contact, Labour-saving.