deck hand


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deck hand

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

or

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
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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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deck hand

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References in classic literature ?
This gift will be a pledge of your purity of heart to her whom you select to be your worthy helpmeet in Masonry." And after a pause, he added: "But beware, dear brother, that these gloves do not deck hands that are unclean." While the Grand Master said these last words it seemed to Pierre that he grew embarrassed.
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."
The body of a Hungarian deck hand was found late on Thursday as it washed ashore near a busy Budapest embankment.
Lagos recounts the life of the peripatetic and colorful Pericles Pantages, a Greek who, at the age of nine, ran away from his father on a business trip in Cairo, and spent the next two years as a deck hand. At some point after changing his first name to Alexander, he disembarked in Panama and helped to dig the canal.
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.
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.