manual worker meaning, manual worker definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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manual  

  ( manuals    plural  )
1       adj   Manual work is work in which you use your hands or your physical strength rather than your mind.  
usu ADJ n   (=blue-collar)     (Antonym: clerical)    ...skilled manual workers..., They have no reservations about taking factory or manual jobs.     
2       adj   Manual is used to talk about movements which are made by someone's hands.  
FORMAL   ADJ n  
...toys designed to help develop manual dexterity.     
3       adj   Manual means operated by hand, rather than by electricity or a motor.  
ADJ n  
There is a manual pump to get rid of the water.     
  manually      adv   ADV with v  
The device is manually operated, using a simple handle.     
4       n-count   A manual is a book which tells you how to do something or how a piece of machinery works.  
...the instruction manual.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

manually, maul, manacle, man

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n.
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)

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