- \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ noun
: a unit of one hour's work by one man used especially as a basis for cost finding and wages
should save countless thousands of dollars and man-hours — Advt
* * */man"oweur', -ow'euhr/, n.a unit of measurement, esp. in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work accomplished by one person in an hour. Abbr.: man-hr[1915-20]
* * *manˈ-hour noun (pl manˈ-hours)An hour's work by one person• • •Main Entry: ↑man
* * *the amount of work that one person can do in an hour. Some people avoid using this word because they think it is offensive to women, and they use person-hour instead.
* * *man-hour «MAN OWR», noun.one hour of work done by one man, used as a time unit in industry: »
If progress continues, the materials used in clothing will not involve the man-hours of labor traditional in the industry (Atlantic).
* * *n. an hour regarded in terms of the amount of work that can be done by one person within this period
* * */ˈmænˈawɚ/ noun, pl -hours [count]: an hour of work done by one worker
The job will take at least 300 man-hours and cost about $20 per man-hour.
* * *ˈman-hour [man-hour man-hours] noun usually pluralthe amount of work done by one person in one hour
It will take them 2 000 man-hours to get the aircraft flying again.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.