[ steyj-hand ]

  1. a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.

Origin of stagehand

First recorded in 1900–05; stage + hand

Words Nearby stagehand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stagehand in a sentence

  • But the grimy young stagehand, halting in front of me with an armful of the Tramp Juggler's playthings, cut his sentence in two.

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • When he went behind the scenes he saw an Irish stagehand laughing heartily.

    Toaster's Handbook | Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

British Dictionary definitions for stagehand


/ (ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd) /

  1. a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production

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