Meaning of “deckhand” in the English Dictionary


"deckhand" in English

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deckhandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdek.hænd/ us /ˈdek.hænd/

Examples from literature

  • But a deckhand who was cleaning some mops in the water had already rescued the umbrella. 
  • I've been deckhand and seaman and mate on more vessels than I can count—in every part of the uncivilized world. 
  • It was after five in the morning when the deckhands tried to get Craig to go down to his room. 
  • The packet swept past us, giving me a good deal the same glimpse into a different sort of life that a deckhand on a freighter has when he gazes at a liner ablaze with lights and echoing with music. 
  • When I backed out into the river the other night I had to leave four of my best deckhands either dead or wounded on the bank. 

(Definition of “deckhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)