labourer

Definitions of labourer
  1. noun
    someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    synonyms: jack, laborer, manual laborer
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    examples:
    Paul Bunyan
    a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Ali Baba
    the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
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    agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer
    a person who tills the soil for a living
    bracero
    a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
    cleaner
    someone whose occupation is cleaning
    day laborer, day labourer
    a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
    digger
    a laborer who digs
    dishwasher
    someone who washes dishes
    drudge, galley slave, navvy, peon
    a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
    gandy dancer
    a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
    gravedigger
    a person who earns a living by digging graves
    hewer
    a person who hews
    hand, hired hand, hired man
    a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hod carrier, hodman
    a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
    gipsy, gypsy, itinerant
    a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    faller, feller, logger, lumberjack, lumberman
    a person who fells trees
    miner, mineworker
    laborer who works in a mine
    mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, skinner
    a worker who drives mules
    platelayer, tracklayer
    a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
    porter
    a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
    rail-splitter, splitter
    a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
    sawyer
    one who is employed to saw wood
    section hand
    a laborer assigned to a section gang
    sprayer
    a worker who applies spray to a surface
    stacker
    a laborer who builds up a stack or pile
    steeplejack
    someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
    dock worker, dock-walloper, docker, dockhand, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore
    a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    fireman, stoker
    a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    woodcutter
    cuts down trees and chops wood as a job
    wrecker
    someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
    yardman
    a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
    char, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, woman
    a human female employed to do housework
    chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep
    someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    coal miner, collier, pitman
    someone who works in a coal mine
    ditch digger, mud digger
    a laborer who digs ditches
    farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand
    a hired hand on a farm
    gold digger, gold miner, gold panner
    a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
    drover, herder, herdsman
    someone who drives a herd
    housebreaker, housewrecker
    a wrecker of houses
    knacker
    someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
    peasant
    one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
    placer miner
    a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
    prospector
    someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
    ranch hand
    a hired hand on a ranch
    redcap
    a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
    scorer
    a logger who marks trees to be felled
    scourer
    someone who cleanses by scouring
    cropper, sharecrop farmer, sharecropper
    small farmers and tenants
    skycap
    a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at an airport
    groom, hostler, ostler, stableboy, stableman
    someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    street cleaner, street sweeper
    a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
    strip miner
    a miner who does strip mining
    swagger, swaggie, swagman
    an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    tinker
    formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
    trencher
    someone who digs trenches
    window cleaner
    someone who cleans windows for pay
    type of:
    working man, working person, workingman, workman
    an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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