Deckhand definition

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A common sailor most of whose duties are performed on the main deck.
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A deckhand is a crew member on a ship who does ship maintenance and manual labor.

Someone who works on a ship and maintains the deck and hull is an example of a deckhand.

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(nautical) A member of the crew of a merchant ship who performs manual labour.
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Noun

Singular:
deckhand
Plural:
deckhands