farm·​hand | \ ˈfärm-ˌhand How to pronounce farmhand (audio) \

Definition of farmhand

1 : a farm laborer especially : a hired laborer on a farm
2 : a player on a farm team

Examples of farmhand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Former Red Sox farmhand Joey Meneses has made an impact on the Nationals as a 30-year-old rookie. Peter Abraham,, 24 Sep. 2022 Here, Curly, played as a blond and toothy golden boy by Sean Grandillo, is just as much of a threat as the sullen Jud Fry, a lonely man who feels more grunge Nirvana than brutish farmhand. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 16 Sep. 2022 The Supreme Court reaffirmed the decision in a 1953 case involving New York Yankees farmhand George Toolson and in the 1972 Curt Flood decision, saying any changes should come from Congress. Jake Seiner,, 7 July 2022 The case of a missing farmhand takes a deadly turn when his body shows up miles down the Coweeman River in Washington. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 And people are scarcely less vulnerable than livestock: a farmhand contracts Lyme disease; Gaydos has a miscarriage. The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 The suit was filed in 2014 by three minor-leaguers, including Giants farmhand Oliver Odle, a pitcher. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 July 2022 On the year, the former St. Louis Cardinals farmhand has a 1.95 ERA (lowest in the National League), a 0.954 WHIP and has only allowed 6 total home runs. Tyler Small, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The lynching of Florida farmhand Rubin Stacey in 1935 is a grave reminder of the racist history of the American south. Brooke Baitinger, Sun Sentinel, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of farmhand

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Farmhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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farm·​hand | \ ˈfärm-ˌhand How to pronounce farmhand (audio) \

Kids Definition of farmhand

: a farm worker

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