slave labor: Meaning and Definition of

slave' la'bor

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. persons, esp. a large group, performing labor under duress or threats, as prisoners in a concentration camp; a labor force of slaves or slavelike prisoners.
  2. labor done by slaves.
  3. any coerced or poorly remunerated work: Typing at that salary is slave labor.
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