Definition of deckhand in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkhand


  • A member of a ship’s crew whose duties include cleaning, mooring, and cargo handling.
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    • 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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