deck hand

noun
Nautical. a sailor whose duties are performed on deck.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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deck hand
 
n
1.  a seaman assigned various duties, such as mooring and cargo handling, on the deck of a ship
2.  (in Britain) a seaman over 17 years of age who has seen sea duty for at least one year
3.  a helper aboard a yacht

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The deck hand was able to temporarily minimize the leak by rubbing soap on the crack.
Workers on deck cleaning and performing deck hand duties.
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