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[steyj-hand] /ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd/
a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.
Origin of stagehand
1900-05; stage + hand Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stagehand
  • There is some byplay with the rehearsal pianist and with a stagehand.
  • Forty-odd years ago, he started out as a stagehand and a playwright.
  • The tax return also confirmed the lucrative aspect of being a stagehand.
  • In other words, it was a perfect time for a stagehand to sneak in a quick one before the curtain rises.
  • Despite the general optimism surrounding the stagehand strike talks this weekend, they've resulted in no agreement.
  • stagehand electrocuted when he contacted an exposed electrical wire protruding from a junction box.
British Dictionary definitions for stagehand


a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production
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