semiskilled

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

Origin:
1915–20; semi- + skilled

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semiskilled (ˌsɛmɪˈskɪld)
 
adj
partly skilled or trained but not sufficiently so to perform specialized work

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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.
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