manpower noun

ADJ. qualified, skilled, trained a shortage of skilled manpower | medical, military, police, etc.

VERB + MANPOWER need, require | provide | cut, reduce Manpower will be reduced by an average of 20 per cent. | increase

MANPOWER + NOUN shortage | allocations, levels, requirements, resources

PREP. in ~ a reduction in manpower | ~ for a pool of manpower for the new industries

PHRASES the availability of manpower The factory's opening hours over the holiday period will depend on the availability of manpower. | a reduction in manpower, a shortage of manpower