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

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Examples of dockhand in a Sentence

a trade embargo that was especially hard on the nation's dockhands
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Where else can you watch log rolling, a herring toss and Fools on Spools?," 19 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dockhand

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Dockhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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