Definition of field hand in English:

field hand

Line breaks: field hand

noun

chiefly • historical
  • A person, especially a US slave, employed as a farm labourer.
    More example sentences
    • In late 1926, African workers fled from their positions as field hands on Portuguese-run maize farms in the central Mozambican districts of Manica and Chimoio.
    • Often disguised as a field hand or poor farm wife, she led several spy missions herself, while directing others from Union lines.
    • Out in the plantations Dawson saw the field hands working, planting crops to be harvested in the summer.

More definitions of field hand

Definition of field hand in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman