dock·​hand ˈdäk-ˌhand How to pronounce dockhand (audio)

Examples of dockhand in a Sentence

a trade embargo that was especially hard on the nation's dockhands
Recent Examples on the Web Two of the eight tainted Tylenol bottles came from Jewel stores in the northwest suburbs, though neither had passed through the Melrose Park warehouse where Arnold had long worked for Jewel as a dockhand. Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 Alhonna is the genesis of the crime drama, where screenwriter Bill Dubuque worked as a dockhand in his youth at the comfortable, somewhat dated, lake retreat. Mike and Wendy Pramik, cleveland, 7 July 2022 Just stepping onto the log from the dock, then maintaining balance as the log was pushed out into the water by dockhands with poles, looked like a challenge. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, 19 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dockhand was in 1920

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“Dockhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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