Definitions

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  • n. One who underworks.
  • n. An inferior or subordinate workman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who underworks.
  • n. An inferior or subordinate workman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who underworks.
  • n. A subordinate workman; one who works in subjection to another.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ worker

Examples

  • This personage had been Aylmer's underworker during his whole scientific career, and was admirably fitted for that office by his great mechanical readiness, and the skill with which, while incapable of comprehending a single principle, he executed all the details of his master's experiments.

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