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1. A man who works for wages.
2. A man who performs heavy manual or industrial labor.
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n, pl -men
a man who performs manual labour
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n., pl. -men.
a man of the working class; a man, whether skilled or unskilled, who earns his living at some manual or industrial work.
usage: See -man.
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|Noun||1.||workingman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor|
excavator - a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
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
mover - workman employed by a moving company; "the movers were very careful with the grand piano"
paster - a workman who pastes
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
wetter - a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
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