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.