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deck hand

noun
1.
Nautical. a sailor whose duties are performed on deck.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples from the web for deck hand
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for deck hand

deck hand

noun
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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