Definition of shedhand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛdhand/


Australian /NZ
A labourer employed to do unskilled work in a shearing shed.
Example sentences
  • The machines are humming again, the shedhands begin to sing and some of the weariness falls away.
  • Visitors meet the shearers, shedhands, sheep and dogs who work in the shearing and wool industries.
  • I got a young shedhand to have a few drinks with him and tell him he was waiting for a shed to start.

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