ditch digging

ditchdigger

[dich-dig-er]
noun
1.
a worker whose occupation is digging ditches, especially with pick and shovel.
2.
a person engaged in exhausting manual work, especially work that requires little or no originality.
3.
Also called ditcher, trencher. a power excavating machine designed to remove earth in a continuous line and to a predetermined width and depth, as by means of a rotating belt equipped with scoops.

Origin:
1895–1900; ditch + digger

ditchdigging, noun, adjective
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