stagehand

noun
stage·​hand | \ ˈstāj-ˌhand How to pronounce stagehand (audio) \

Definition of stagehand

: a stage worker who handles scenery, properties, or lights

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This was a financial boon for a band that was paying many unionized stagehands. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "How an Alabama company made Kiss pyro and fake blood," 28 July 2019 But having live music interludes vs. a canned tape loop made for a more interesting way to pass the time while stagehands were moving one band out and another in. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay lead a young country charge into sold-out Blossom Music Center," 24 Aug. 2019 If the kitchen is a culinary theater, then the cabinets are the stagehands. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets to Make Them Look Brand New," 1 Aug. 2019 After high school, George worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford before taking a position part-time at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford as a stagehand. courant.com, "George Roger Register Jr.," 13 July 2019 The taller, deeper stage will attract bigger acts and let stagehands perform quicker changeovers. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Uline Warehouse Stage: A touch of the Northwoods at Summerfest," 20 June 2019 Each death brings me back to the stage, for a conversation with the director or a stagehand, a glimpse into a world behind the curtain. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Pathologic 2 and What Games Can Learn From Low-Tech Art," 7 June 2019 After the first bit ended, Osborne rushed over to Duddy and grabbed two beers before the prop box was taken from him by a stagehand. Nancy Kruh, PEOPLE.com, "From Impromptu Dancing to Sweet Cuddles: Here's What You Didn't See on TV at the 2019 CMT Awards," 6 June 2019 After a lot of encouragement from stagehands and some supportive chanting from the nearby crowd, a very reluctant Beyoncé somehow manages to make her way down without plummeting to the floor. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé's On The Run II Tour Stage Malfunctioned and Left Her Stranded," 2 July 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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stagehand

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stagehand

: someone who prepares the scenery, lights, etc., for a performance on a stage

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