Definition of machine minder in English:

machine minder

noun

British
  • A person who operates a machine.

    • ‘Employees were merely machine minders.’
    • ‘As the data volumes grow the result will tend to be teams of disempowered machine minders chained to a system that has ground to a halt.’
    • ‘She left school at 14 and went to work as a shop assistant, a machine minder and a photographer's assistant.’
    • ‘Promoted at sixteen from errand boy to machine minder, he took up a three-year printing apprenticeship, and joined the Typographical Association.’
    • ‘The 45-year-old machine minder had been seen leaving a pub after an all-day binge.’
    • ‘In 38 years with the paper he rose from machine minder to become the man who was in charge of the night-time printing operation.’
    • ‘The weavers found themselves downgraded to mere machine-minders.’
    • ‘The scientists themselves gradually become specialist machine-minders.’
    machinist, mechanic, operative, engineer, driver, worker
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