[ noun ] (work,sociology) a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
On one of his 1921 ventures he was actually come_upon by a Detective_Sergeant_John_J._Ryan down on his knees with a tool embedded in a labour office safe in the Postal_Telegraph_Building ; the jury wanted better evidence than that and he was acquitted , at a cost of $ 30000 in bribes , it was estimated .
[ noun ] (biology,obstetrics) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child
"she was in labor for six hours"
[ verb ] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal
"She tugged for years to make a decent living" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"