deck·​hand | \ ˈdek-ˌhand How to pronounce deckhand (audio) \

Definition of deckhand

: a sailor who performs manual duties

Examples of deckhand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhamoyani McMillan, a deckhand for Major Marine, checked out openings at Firebrand Barbecue and aboard the research vessel Sikuliaq. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 21 May 2022 Daniel Edgar hurries to run tags before a storm, and a deckhand who calls himself Black Rambo helps Don lead his boat. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2022 But due to Andrew's job responsibilities as a deckhand on tugboats that required him to be away for up to a week at a time, his daughter was often placed in the care of others. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 7 Apr. 2022 Alli also hooked up with Dani, the second stewardess, who wound up having a disputed (but ultimately affirmed) love child with another deckhand, Jean-Luc. Darren Franich,, 29 Mar. 2022 The actresses then got a lesson in cutting bait from the boat's deckhand, who showed them how to behead a squid. Olivia Jakiel,, 25 Mar. 2022 The boat was carrying Blakely, a deckhand, Reiland and four of his friends — including, fortuitously, a physician assistant and a respiratory therapist. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2022 Barragan has worked as both a stewardess and a deckhand over the course of the last two years and has continued her yachtie life after filming season three of Sailing Yacht. Mike Chaar, Men's Health, 23 Feb. 2022 Eddie has spent the past few hours pestering Captain Lee about naming Jake the lead deckhand. Justin Curto, Vulture, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of deckhand

1844, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2022

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“Deckhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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