Definition of Deckhand

1. Noun. A member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor.

Exact synonyms: Roustabout
Generic synonyms: Gob, Jack, Jack-tar, Mariner, Old Salt, Sea Dog, Seafarer, Seaman, Tar



Definition of Deckhand

1. Noun. (nautical) A member of the crew of a merchant ship who performs manual labour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deckhand

1. a seaman who performs manual duties [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deckhand

deck roof
deck shoe
deck shoes
deck tennis
deck up
deckchair
deckchairs
decked
decked(p)
decked out
decked out(p)
deckel
deckels
decker
deckers
deckhand (current term)
deckhands
deckhead
deckheads
deckhouse
deckhouses
decking
deckings
deckle
deckle-edged
deckle edge
deckled
deckles
decklid
decklids

Literary usage of Deckhand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Seamen's Bill: Hearings Held Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and by United States Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Andrew. [from old catalog] Furuseth, Victor A. [from old catalog] Olander, Walter Macarthur (1911)
"12, deckhand No. 13. Boat No. 2.—First pilot in charge, sailor No. ... 18, deckhand No. 19. Boat No. 5.—Second officer in charge, sailor No. ..."

2. Sessional Papersby Canada Parliament by Canada Parliament (1901)
"d at S1.25 ; Sundays, 60 h at Itlc, 12 at 15c Paradis, Alphonse: deckhand July 1-Nov 3J, May 1-June 30 at $38; labourer, 53 jd all 81.25 ; Sun ¡ays, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Appellate Division of the by Marcus Tullius Hun, Jerome B. Fisher, Austin B. Griffin (1901)
"Negligence — a master of a sea-going barge and a deckhand are fellow servants— measure of liability of the owner for the former's negligence—failure to ..."

4. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1910)
"... at $2.50 258.75 deckhand, 116 V4 days, at $2.25 262.12 Topman, 17 days, at $1.75 29.75 deckhand, 280 days, at $1.75 490.00 deckhand, 255 H days, ..."

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