deckhand


deckhand

noun

  1. Nautical. a sailor whose duties are performed on deck.

noun

  1. a seaman assigned various duties, such as mooring and cargo handling, on the deck of a ship
  2. (in Britain) a seaman over 17 years of age who has seen sea duty for at least one year
  3. a helper aboard a yacht
n.

1844, American English, from deck (n.) + hand (n.).

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