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manual labor

Definitions of manual labor
  1. noun
    labor done with the hands
    synonyms: manual labour
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    application, coating, covering
    the work of applying something
    bodywork
    the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies
    handling
    manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
    picking
    the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
    planking
    the work of covering an area with planks
    wiring
    the work of installing the wires for an electrical system or device
    anointing, anointment
    the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
    fumigation
    the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
    foliation
    the work of coating glass with metal foil
    galvanisation, galvanization
    either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
    materials handling
    act of loading and unloading and moving goods within e.g. a factory especially using mechanical devices
    loading
    the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.
    unloading
    the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
    lubrication
    an application of a lubricant to something
    pavage, paving
    the act of applying paving materials to an area
    painting
    the act of applying paint to a surface
    spraying
    the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
    tin-plating, tinning
    the application of a protective layer of tin
    tinning
    the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
    paperhanging, papering
    the application of wallpaper
    daubing, plastering
    the application of plaster
    plating
    the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)
    scumble
    the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
    tiling
    the application of tiles to cover a surface
    waxing
    the application of wax to a surface
    facing, lining
    providing something with a surface of a different material
    type of:
    labor, labour, toil
    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
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