man-hour

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man-hour (plural man-hours)

  1. The amount of work that can be done by one person in an hour.
    • Hmm, ten workers for two days... That's 160 man-hours.
    • 1962, John F. Kennedy, State of the Union Address
      Since 1950 our agricultural output per man-hour has actually doubled!

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Some consider man-hour to be sexist and use person-hour instead.

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Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 15:59