deckhand (plural deckhands)
a member of the crew
- (intransitive) To work on a boat as a deckhand; crew.
- 1999, Dana Stabenow, Hunter's Moon, →ISBN:
- You deckhand for Old Sam in the summer, you guide climbers up the Big Bump in the spring, you can skin a Cat, mine for gold, butcher a moose, fix an engine.
- 2004, Stephen Hume, A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming, →ISBN, page 210:
- I deckhanded on a fish boat for four years and knew no fisherman likes to be called out of the blue and have his numbers demanded!
- 2011, Bruce Burrows, The River Killers, →ISBN, page 16:
- Years later, I met a guy who had deckhanded on her after I did, and he was a little more equivocal.
- 2017, Claire Dederer, Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Girl, →ISBN:
- Larry ran a tugboat company from there, and sometimes my brother and I deckhanded for him.