work force

or work·force

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  1. the total number of workers in a specific undertaking: a holiday for the company's work force.
  2. the total number of persons employed or employable: a sharp increase in the nation's work force.

Origin of work force

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called labor force. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for work force

personnel, crew

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