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

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Not only that, but another former Brewers farmhand (who left the organization in a separate deal), Garrett Cooper, hit a grand slam and finished a double shy of the cycle. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One of the prospects in the Christian Yelich trade had a dazzling debut for the Marlins, shutting out the Cardinals," 13 June 2019 That marked the only time the Orioles scored against former Baltimore farmhand Eduardo Rodriguez, who entered with a 5.00 ERA but mostly cruised through seven one-run innings. Nathan Ruiz,, "Red Sox hit six homers, blast Orioles, 13-2, to open series," 14 June 2019 Richardson was a Giants farmhand and best known for scoring on Derek Jeter’s walkoff single in his final home at-bat with the Yankees in 2014. Henry Schulman,, "Giants’ Pillar, longtime Toronto Blue Jay, watches Raptors win with ‘mixed emotions’," 14 June 2019 The shocking video, released earlier this week, showed farmhands stomping on calves' heads, body slamming them and striking them with metal rods. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "It's vigilante activist vs. politically connected farmer in Fair Oaks cruelty controversy," 7 June 2019 In April, while loading the planter with seed, Mr. Burdin joked with farmhands about equipment in the old days. James Marson, WSJ, "Struggling U.S. Farmers Worry About a Resurgent Russia," 23 Sep. 2018 Chen pitched in Japan and González was a former Los Angeles Angels and Red Sox farmhand, so they can’t be considered amateur successes. Eduardo A. Encina,, "As new signing period approaches, will Orioles invest more in international market?," 1 July 2018 With no cattle or money to buy seeds, his family worked as farmhands. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "‘All Our Lives They Wanted to Ruin Us.’ For Decades, Myanmar Sought to Drive Out Rohingya," 23 Nov. 2018 Babylonstoren is a working farm with 22 suites, some of them set in former farmhand’s cottage. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of farmhand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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