deckhand

noun

deck·​hand ˈdek-ˌhand How to pronounce deckhand (audio)
: a sailor who performs manual duties

Examples of deckhand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, the preview teases a new stew coming on board, as well as deckhand Kyle Stillie and Barbie's flirtatious relationship getting some air time as they're shown embracing each other. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 That, coupled with her unwanted advances on deckhand Adam Kodra, resulted in her termination. Shania Russell, EW.com, 10 Aug. 2023 According to Kraft the average charter deckhand is more educated than ever about how to best care for fish while at sea. Tom Fowlks, Outdoor Life, 1 Feb. 2024 As soon as a fish hits the deck (gently, so as not to bruise the meat) a deckhand dispatches it with a spike to the brain or spinal cord, which kills the fish quickly and reduces thrashing, which can stress the meat. Tom Fowlks, Outdoor Life, 1 Feb. 2024 But the Wei Yu 18’s foreman told Fadhil that he was required to stay for two years, according to two other deckhands. Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Chinese officers regularly beat Indonesian deckhands for mistakes, slights or slowness, Reyes said. Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 The deckhands then tossed it into plastic baskets for sorting. Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 On several occasions, the deckhands quickly wrote their replies, often providing phone numbers for family back home, and then tossed the bottles back into the water. Ian Urbina, TIME, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deckhand was in 1844

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“Deckhand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckhand. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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deckhand

noun
deck·​hand ˈdek-ˌhand How to pronounce deckhand (audio)
: a sailor who performs manual duties

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