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 The Milkmen brought back former Brewers farmhand Angel Ventura for a second season. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Professional baseball games are back in town this weekend. Here's what you need to know about the Milwaukee Milkmen.," 3 July 2020 Former University of Louisville standout third baseman and Reds farmhand Dan Kopriva initially listened to the big leaguers and didn’t cross the labor line. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "25 years ago this week, we saw baseball return from historic monthslong strike," 23 Apr. 2020 At Kern Carpenter's farm in Homestead, Florida, farmhands pick a few pallets but the rest will wither on the vine. Manuel Bojorquez, CBS News, ""Truly helpless": Farmers devastated by coronavirus pandemic," 10 Apr. 2020 Germany normally employs 30,000 seasonal farmhands for the asparagus harvest, with 5,000 in the state of Brandenburg alone. The Economist, "Farmhands needed When borders close, who will pick the crops?," 4 Apr. 2020 The first suspect was Joe Molino, the farmhand who had fetched the doctors. Paula Allen,, "Farmer buried in San Antonio East Side cemetery suffered ‘unspeakable horror’ at farm near Yorktown," 21 Mar. 2020 President David Granger is supported primarily by Guyanese of African descent, while the opposition is backed by the descendants of Indian farmhands. Anatoly Kurmanaev, New York Times, "Crisis Deepens in Tiny Guyana, the World’s Newest Petro State," 6 Mar. 2020 Since 1999, only six Orioles farmhands have been selected in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft, with two of the players being returned and two having just signed minor league contracts as free agents. Nathan Ruiz,, "As Orioles prepare to protect players from Rule 5 draft, recent history suggests prospects will be safe," 19 Nov. 2019 Former Red farmhand Jose Siri hit a home run off left-hander Cody Reed in the sixth. John Fay,, "Sonny Gray looks in 'midseason' form, but Cincinnati Reds fall 5-3 to Mariners," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of farmhand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Farmhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of farmhand

: a person who is hired to work on a farm


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

Kids Definition of farmhand

: a farm worker

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