- Nautical. a sailor whose duties are performed on deck.
Origin of deck hand
Related Words for deck handcadet, marine, pilot, boater, diver, swab, tarpaulin, mate, jack, seafarer, navigator, mariner, salt, pirate, bluejacket, shipmate, tar, windjammer, middy, lascar
Examples from the Web for deck hand
Historical Examples of deck hand
But that deck-hand did not lose sight of them, and when the cabin was empty he came in.Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic
Olive Thorne Miller
"I will thank the pilot to call a deck-hand when he wants to be relieved," I replied.Up the River
The deck-hand set her on her feet as soon as he reached the roof of the veranda.
"Buck," called the mate to the deck-hand who was on duty forward.
The deck-hand wiped his brow, took in a long breath, and went to work.The Squirrel Inn
Frank R. Stockton
- a seaman assigned various duties, such as mooring and cargo handling, on the deck of a ship
- (in Britain) a seaman over 17 years of age who has seen sea duty for at least one year
- a helper aboard a yacht