[man-ouuh r, -ou-er]
- a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work accomplished by one person in an hour. Abbreviation: man-hr
Origin of man-hour
First recorded in 1915–20
man of the hour
- a man who is honored by a group.
- a man who is currently the most important or most admired.
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Examples from the Web for man-hour
One man-hour of idle time to be charged into the cost figure of the antigrav unit.Sense from Thought Divide
Mark Irvin Clifton
(b) The man-hour rate requires that the hours worked be carefully recorded and totaled, as well as the cost.
The man-hour plan requires the hours worked to be recorded and footed in addition to the labor cost.
(a) The inability to fix a standard for the efficiency of the labor lays the man-hour rate open to criticism.
- a unit for measuring work in industry, equal to the work done by one man in one hour