Definition of field hand in English:

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field hand

noun

chiefly historical
A person, especially a US slave, employed as a farm labourer.
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.

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