Definition of millworker in US English:



  • A worker in a mill or factory.

    • ‘Once men did move into the factories, however, they reinforced the gendered division of labour, seeing to the machines and overseeing the female millworkers.’
    • ‘Parts three and four tackle the issue of worker control and what this actually means in practice for millworkers.’
    • ‘Two years later, millworkers voted to approve a worker buy-out of National Steel under the increasingly popular Employee Stock Ownership Plans.’
    • ‘Physicians often identified women, particularly millworkers, as especially at risk.’
    • ‘Miners, loggers, millworkers, etc, will always be payed much, much, much, much, much more than any tourism job, period.’
    • ‘His widow Rita called for more to be done across Bradford to warn former millworkers of the possible effects of asbestos.’
    • ‘But since he is a millworker, and she a debutante, Allie's parents disapprove and eventually they are separated when the Nelsons return to the city, and Allie to college.’
    • ‘The son of a Bradford millworker, Fienburgh rose through the ranks to become an infantry major in the Second World War.’
    • ‘The show stars Sam Kane as Billy Bigelow, the loveable rogue who falls in love with beautiful millworker Julie Jordan at the Carousel ride.’
    • ‘Special excursion trains took millworkers to the seaside for a week.’
    • ‘The 1881 census shows him as a millworker - it must have been rather a culture shock.’
    • ‘He told his own story of being the son of a millworker, the first in his family to go to college.’
    • ‘After the full return of coal in the 1890s, millworkers saw their chief health need as the introduction of the ‘three cent (streetcar] fare,’ which would allow them to live further from the mills.’
    • ‘It was first opened as a cloggers, to serve the town's miners and millworkers, but changed direction in the 1950s.’
    • ‘Several days later millworkers, who like many unemployed had expected instantaneous prosperity under the republic, died in skirmishes with police.’
    • ‘‘I remember that at ‘dinnertime’ the millworkers often had shows in the canteen.’
    • ‘The millworkers' house shows what life must have been like back in the 1820s while working textile machinery brings the noise and clutter of life in the mills to the present day.’
    • ‘Civil disobedience is stretched to include vandalism and potential personal injury (eg the deliberate spiking of trees in British Columbia, in the full knowledge that millworkers might consequently be killed).’
    • ‘His father, as anyone who has ever heard his standard campaign speech knows, was a millworker.’
    • ‘Visitors can see a restored millworker's house, the village store has also been refurbished as has Owen's house where details of his life before and after New Lanark are detailed.’