deckhand deckhand


  • (n) a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor


  1. A land of self-invention, where no one bats an eye at a mom-deckhand-governor-whatever-comes-next.
  2. Despite the warnings about Gustav, Luke holed himself up in Miss Brandy, along with his deckhand, Charlie.
  3. One deckhand reportedly persuaded the pilot of the White Knight to steer a ragged course around the ice floes in pursuit of real or imagined silver foxes.


  1. Female deckhands find ‘reel’ work rewarding

    Deckhand Marybeth Head sails aboard the Crackerjack during a season that runs from March until mid-October, including a grueling stretch of 100 days without a break. The only concession to her male counterparts is the stepstool she uses to reach the rod holders.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newport News-Times

  2. Fisherman describes shrimp boat collision that damages Mobile Bay's historic lighthouse

    Ricky Pridgen said the low-speed impact stopped the estimated 36- to 40-foot-long vessel instantly, while apparently sending an unsuspecting deckhand tumbling.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mississippi Press


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