on-the-job

[on-thuh-job, awn-]

Origin of on-the-job

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for on-the-job

Contemporary Examples of on-the-job

Historical Examples of on-the-job

  • It's just on-the-job training—you go out with old officers and learn how to dust for prints and take pictures and fingerprints.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • They found the on-the-job engineering office for the ship in a small dome half a mile from the construction dock.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • On-the-job training, however, does provide a means for mobility within the industrial labor force.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Few workers have professional school training; most acquire their skills through short courses or on-the-job training.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole