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field hand


Definitions from WordNet

Noun field hand has 1 sense
  1. farmhand, fieldhand, field hand, farm worker - a hired hand on a farm
    --1 is a kind of hired hand, hand, hired man
    --1 has particulars:
     dairymaid, milkmaid; dairyman; farmerette; gleaner; harvester, reaper; picker; plowman, ploughman, plower; waterer; weeder

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A field hand refers to a worker commonly employed in agricultural settings to perform various manual tasks related to farming and crop cultivation.


Sense 1:

Noun: A laborer who works in the fields performing physical tasks such as planting, harvesting, and other agricultural activities.

Example sentence: The field hand effortlessly plowed the fertile soil, preparing it for sowing the crops.

Sense 2:

Noun: An individual, typically from rural or agricultural backgrounds, who is skilled in farming techniques and possesses experience working on farms.

Example sentence: Growing up in a farming community, John became a knowledgeable field hand with years of hands-on expertise.

Sense 3:

Noun: In historical contexts, a field hand refers to an enslaved or indentured laborer who worked on plantations or large farms, particularly during the era of slavery.

Example sentence: The diary entries from the 19th century shed light on the harsh living conditions endured by field hands on the southern plantations.

Sense 4:

Adjective: Used to describe something that is characteristic of or related to the work performed by a field hand.

Example sentence: The field hand's skilled craftsmanship was evident in the meticulously woven baskets, a true representation of their artistry.

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