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Definition of "deckhand" [deckhand]

  • A member of the crew of a merchant ship who performs manual labour. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deckhand" in a sentence
  • "The deckhand was the stoutest person on board, and he bore the octoroon to the deck in an instant, and wrenched the knife from his grasp."
  • "Vanessa's character will reportedly be working as a "deckhand" on a cruise ship that's taken hostage by pirates, according to the mag."
  • "Mr. Teschner, who has been through more than 20 winters as a deckhand, does not just cope with the cold."