Definition of dockhand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäkhand/

Entry from US English dictionary


A longshoreman.
Example sentences
  • The port district, although deserted by sailors and dockhands by nightfall, still played host to a vast syndicate of criminals.
  • As readers and writers, legislators and city council members, farmers and dockhands, workers and employers, Northern men and women responded to this question with a public debate over the possible outcomes of emancipation.
  • Making a cursory inquiry to several of the dockhands about if any of the ships needed a strong body, he slowly made his way down the pier.

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Syllabification: dock·hand

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