Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

labouring

adjective
     
la‧bour‧ing British English ; laboring American English [only before noun]
1

labouring class/family etc

old-fashioned people who do hard physical work and who do not have a lot of money or power, considered as a group:
They wanted to provide education for the labouring classes.
2 involving hard physical work:
a labouring job

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary