Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

    The Birthmark

  • 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.

    Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories

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