[ sem-ee-skild, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈskɪld, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor.
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There is, however, a considerable number of skilled and semiskilled workers.Negro Migration during the War|Emmett J. Scott
British Dictionary definitions for semiskilled
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈskɪld) /
partly skilled or trained but not sufficiently so to perform specialized work
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