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field hand

n.
An outdoor worker on a farm.

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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
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None of the field hands working in the field to which Williamson was going had seen him at all, and the most rigorous search of the entire plantation and adjoining country failed to supply a clew.
Under the high hanging shelves supporting great sides of bacon overhead, her body was busy by the great fireplace, attentive to the pot swinging on iron gallows, scrubbing the long table where the field hands would sit down directly to their evening meal.
She was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the con- trary--a permission which they seldom get, and one that gives to him that gives it the proud name of being a kind master.
Most of the migrants are construction labourers and field hands.
Echoes of Turkish immigration and Gastarbeiter in the 1970s are found in the Polish field hands of the nineteenth-century.
Restiveness permeated all ranks of Cuban society in the early 1840s, from the plantocratic elite at the top of the social pyramid to the enslaved field hands at the bottom, the majority of whom were African-born.
Balod District Superintendent of Police Arif Sheikh told Mail Today, "We have seen many cases of Chhattisgarh girls being trafficked as domestic helps, field hands and maids as far as Haryana and Punjab.
One of the apocryphal stories I heard from my forebears then was that when a granduncle of mine died, they just arranged him on his beautiful carved four-poster and his many field hands carried the bed all the way to the cemetery.
At the Lenoir Plantation House in Prairie, Mississippi, several field hands beat French immigrant William Lenoir in his own bed, then slit his throat.
Rig represents about 100 jobs, from roughneck field hands to maintenance workers, and the current rig count is down 85 or 5%
At the age of 12, the child who managed to survive these diseases went to work in the fields, although these young field hands likely also suffered from worms and dysentery, and sometimes malaria.
The Hebrews are builders and field hands, not hunters.