deckhand
noun Date: 1844 a sailor who performs manual duties

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deckhand — ☆ deckhand [dek′hand΄ ] n. a common sailor most of whose duties are performed on the main deck * * * deck hand n. A member of a ship s crew who performs manual labor. * * * …   Universalium

  • deckhand — 1844, Amer.Eng., from DECK (Cf. deck) (n.) + HAND (Cf. hand) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deckhand — ☆ deckhand [dek′hand΄ ] n. a common sailor most of whose duties are performed on the main deck …   English World dictionary

  • deckhand — UK [ˈdekˌhænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms deckhand : singular deckhand plural deckhands someone who works on a ship doing jobs such as cleaning …   English dictionary

  • deckhand — [[t]de̱khænd[/t]] deckhands N COUNT A deckhand is a person who does the cleaning and other work on the deck of a ship …   English dictionary

  • Deckhand — …   Wikipedia

  • deckhand — the all purpose worker aboard a ship, usually paid a share of the profits on a fishing vessel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • deckhand — noun A member of the crew of a merchant ship who performs manual labour …   Wiktionary

  • deckhand — Synonyms and related words: bakehead, black gang, boilerman, bungs, cabin boy, chips, commissary steward, complement, deckie, fireman, gun loader, gunner, hand, hospital steward, landing signalman, mail orderly, navigator, oiler, purser, radio… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deckhand — deck|hand [ˈdekhænd] n someone who works on a ship, cleaning and doing small repairs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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