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.
Dr Amol Deshmukh, a research associate in the School of Computing Science at Glasgow Uni, said: "We wanted to see how people from considerably more remote rural populations would view robots, which have a lot of labour-saving potential.
There will be a chance to compare and contrast the lives of wealthy families with poorer households; investigate the impact of labour-saving inventions; and explore the changing roles of women - then decide for how far we have come.
New labour-saving inventions come along or new management practices are taken up that miraculously allow companies to produce more output with fewer hours of work.
The first two for labour-saving and hygiene and the last for efficient use of a computer.
Ordinary people (OK, those who are good on camera) take delivery of the latest gizmos and test them to see if they're as labour-saving or life-changing as the ad says.
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.