Entry from British & World English dictionary
Having completed a period of apprenticeship or training: all the carpet-fitters are time-served experts
More example sentences
- Youngsters are made aware of their lower-rung positioning, and are expected to revere the time-served expertise of seasoned professionals.
- Formed in 1998, the nine women wanted to prove themselves as competent as any time-served welder in fabrication skills.
- The experienced time-served drivers have the best shifts and don't want to work weekends, and it is the new entrants who face the long hours and back shifts.
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