[sem-ee-skild, sem-ahy-]
having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor.

1915–20; semi- + skilled Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To semiskilled
World English Dictionary
semiskilled (ˌsɛmɪˈskɪld)
partly skilled or trained but not sufficiently so to perform specialized work

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Instead of requiring a crew of dozens, it is controlled by one semiskilled soldier.
It's become especially common for semiskilled positions in offices and so forth.
The idea of programming as a semiskilled task, practiced by people with a few months' training, is dangerous.
Semiskilled work is work which needs some skills but does not require doing the more complex work duties.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature