field hand


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field hand

n.
An outdoor worker on a farm.

field′ hand`


n.
an outdoor worker on a farm or plantation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field hand - a hired hand on a farmfield hand - a hired hand on a farm    
dairymaid, milkmaid - a woman who works in a dairy
dairyman - a man who works in a dairy
farmerette - a woman working on a farm
gleaner - someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters
harvester, reaper - someone who helps to gather the harvest
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
picker - someone who gathers crops or fruits etc.
ploughman, plower, plowman - a man who plows
waterer - someone who waters plants or crops
weeder - a farmhand hired to remove weeds
References in classic literature ?
I was now, for the first time in my life, a field hand.
Abu Daooh worked as a brick maker and field hand, and then when her health worsened took up shoe shining.
Within the Funk, a field hand howls With parched tongue, Black spells
For some 12 years Northrop labored as a field hand, occasionally performing music for his masters.
My father was a farm labourer at this time and I can vividly see him coming home some nights with his hands and feet frozen to the bones after spending a day in the field hand cutting cauliflower or cabbages.
The incident involved a field hand whose 4WD vehicle collided with a stationary loader.
OSU maintains a weather station on the glacier that collects data every few minutes on radiation, temperature, wind speed and relative humidity, which Beedlow and his volunteer field hand download into a computer they pack in to the glacier.
As a young man, he spent a year as a field hand in the southern U.
Alphonse Prud'homme, the boys' father, and a field hand named Jesse "Chippy" Williams joined in the excitement, setting off firecrackers in addition to the cannon.
Douglass joined his three siblings to work as a field hand on a nearby plantation.
The system is stout and brawny, like a field hand capable of carrying any load demanded.
Bred by Arrowfield Stud, the grey stallion was out of the Irish-bred Godswalk mare Pure Of Heart, a Group 1-winning sprinter in Australia and a half-sister to high-class milers Prego, Field Hand and River Dane.