Definition of shedhand in English:


Line breaks: shed|hand
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛdhand


Australian /NZ
  • A labourer employed to do unskilled work in a shearing shed.
    More 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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