field hand
noun Date: 1826 an outdoor farm laborer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • field hand — field hands N COUNT A field hand is someone who is employed to work on a farm. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • field hand — field ,hand noun count AMERICAN someone whose job is to work outside on a farm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field hand — field′ hand n. an outdoor worker on a farm or plantation …   From formal English to slang

  • field hand — ☆ field hand n. 1. Historical a plantation slave who worked in the fields 2. a hired farm laborer …   English World dictionary

  • field hand — noun a hired hand on a farm • Syn: ↑farmhand, ↑fieldhand, ↑farm worker • Hypernyms: ↑hired hand, ↑hand, ↑hired man • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • field hand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms field hand : singular field hand plural field hands American a farmhand …   English dictionary

  • field hand — noun An outdoor worker on a farm, plantation, or ranch. A good weekly wage for a field hand on a banana plantation is $3 …   Wiktionary

  • field hand — a person who works in the fields of a farm or plantation. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • field negro — noun Usage: capitalized N : a Negro field hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • field slave — noun : a slave field hand …   Useful english dictionary

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