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deckhand Line breaks: deck|hand
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkhand/

Definition of deckhand in English:


A member of a ship’s crew whose duties include cleaning, 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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