A member of a ship’s crew whose duties include maintenance of hull, decks, and superstructure and mooring and cargo handling.
More example sentences
- The company wants tugboat engineers to take over some of the duties of deckhands.
- Asian seamen were employed both in a traditional capacity as deckhands and within the engine rooms of such vessels, but also increasingly as service staff on cruise liners.
- The junior deckhand on duty had fallen asleep, chronically fatigued after his eight hours' sleep in the previous 24 hours were broken into three periods.
Definition of deckhand in:
- The British & World English dictionary