workingman

Definitions of workingman
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n an employee who performs manual or industrial labor

Synonyms:
working man, working person, workman
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
Types:
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excavator
a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
blaster, chargeman
a workman employed to blast with explosives
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
heaver
a workman who heaves freight or bulk goods (especially at a dockyard)
jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
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
factory worker, mill-hand
a workman in a mill or factory
mover
workman employed by a moving company
bagger, boxer, packer
a workman employed to pack things into containers
paster
a workman who pastes
disinfestation officer, rat-catcher
a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
road mender, roadman
a workman who is employed to repair roads
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
warehouseman, warehouser
a workman who manages or works in a warehouse
wetter
a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
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
mill-girl
a girl who works in a mill
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
remover
someone who works for a company that moves furniture
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)
Type of:
employee
a worker who is hired to perform a job

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