Definition of deckhand in English:

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deckhand

Pronunciation: /ˈdekˌhand/

noun

A member of a ship’s crew whose duties include maintenance of hull, decks, and superstructure and mooring and cargo handling.
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.

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Syllabification: deck·hand

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