dockhand

noun
dock·​hand | \ˈdäk-ˌhand \

Definition of dockhand 

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Synonyms for dockhand

Synonyms

docker [chiefly British], dockworker, longshoreman, roustabout, rouster, stevedore

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Examples of dockhand in a Sentence

a trade embargo that was especially hard on the nation's dockhands

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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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Dictionary Entries near dockhand

docken

docker

docket

dockhand

dockhead

docking block

docking bridge

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