deck hand


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deck hand

n.
A member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor.

deck hand

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deckhand

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

deck′ hand`

or deck′hand`,


n.
a sailor given duties that include maintenance, cargo storage, and line handling.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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References in classic literature ?
And after a pause, he added: "But beware, dear brother, that these gloves do not deck hands that are unclean.
Mate's Voice from the Quarter Deck Hands by the halyards
So 't was before we started, and I hadn't got my gang chained up; so what should she do but ups on a cotton-bale, like a cat, ketches a knife from one of the deck hands, and, I tell ye, she made all fly for a minit, till she saw 't wan't no use; and she jest turns round, and pitches head first, young un and all, into the river,--went down plump, and never ris.
As a youngster, he entered the joinery trade, but the call of the Mersey became too strong and he took up work as a deck hand on the river's early pilot boats.
Exactly half a century ago, though it feels like yesterday, I was a 20-year-old deck hand on a British collier plying the same sea lanes.
Labor cost were valued at their opportunity cost considering the potential income a Deck hand may earn in an alternative activity, such as housing construction, which was estimated to be a 1,000 B$/month.
Hendricks completed his Able Seaman ticket in 2006 and qualified as a leading deck hand in 2007.
Olaf Markussen was a deck hand on the sailing ship Fortuna which made regular trips between Liverpool and the Norwegian whaling station in South Georgia carrying coal and food.
He worked as a deck hand for the Tees Conservancy Commission, which ran a small fleet of hard-working tugs from offices in Tees Square.
A deck hand from a mooring houseboat, leapt ashore to secure the mooring lines, and while doing so, was attacked and killed by lions.
Yet when Gilbert did join skipper Richard and deck hand John aboard the Gerry Ann C, he wasn't as awful as I'd anticipated - no offence, Rhodders.
The professional and experienced crew of captain, deck hand, and chef will ensure first class service so that guests can cruise in comfort and safety.