adjective [usually before noun]
having some special training or qualifications, but less than skilled people:
a semi-skilled machine operator
(= for people who have some special training)
◆ The job involves carrying out a variety of semi-skilled construction and repair tasks.
- the construction industry continues to use less unskilled and semi-skilled labor.
- semi-skilled workers include waiters and chambermaids, who must have training for their particular duties.