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working Idioms & Phrases

Working beam

  • . See Beam, n. 10.
Webster 1913

Working class

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    labour; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • the class of people who are engaged in manual labor, or are dependent upon it for support; laborers; operatives; chiefly used in the plural.
Webster 1913

Working day

  • noun a day on which work is done
    workday; work day.
  • noun the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage
    • they work an 8-hour day
  • . See under Day, n.
Webster 1913

Working drawing

  • a drawing, as of the whole or part of a structure, machine, etc., made to a scale, and intended to be followed by the workmen. Working drawings are either general or detail drawings.
Webster 1913

Working house

  • a house where work is performed; a workhouse.
Webster 1913

Working point

  • (Mach.), that part of a machine at which the effect required; the point where the useful work is done.
Webster 1913