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man-hour

[ man-ouuhr, -ou-er ]
/ ˈmænˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər /
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noun

a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work accomplished by one person in an hour. Abbreviation: man-hr

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Origin of man-hour

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for man-hour

man-hour

noun

a unit for measuring work in industry, equal to the work done by one man in one hour
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