Origin of deck hand
Examples from the Web for deckhand
He said to the deckhand: "Can I clean the lady and myself up?"The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
With him came a deckhand, who, under Cotton's orders, had stove in a barrel of sulphur.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
He hastily wrote a line on a slip of paper and gave it to a deckhand to deliver.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
"Fire," he bawled as the Maggie rested an instant in the trough of the sea—and a deckhand jerked the lanyard.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
"Well, he doesn't seem to know no more about his boat than he did about that hoss," was the deckhand's comment.Randy of the River|Horatio Alger Jr.