field hand


field hand
noun
a hired hand on a farm
Syn: ↑farmhand, ↑fieldhand, ↑farm worker
Hypernyms: ↑hired hand, ↑hand, ↑hired man
Hyponyms:

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noun
: an outdoor farm laborer; specifically : a Negro slave in America before 1865 who worked in the fields in distinction from one employed about the house of the master

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a person who works in the fields of a farm or plantation.
[1820-30, Amer.]

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field hand noun
An outdoor farm labourer
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Main Entry:field

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field hand UK US noun [countable] [singular field hand plural field hands] american
a farmhand
Thesaurus: farmers and people who work on farmshyponym

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field hand,
U.S.
1. a person who is hired to work in the fields; farm laborer: »

The huge machines…are capable of picking as much cotton in one day as from 40 to 70 good field hands (Wall Street Journal).

2. (formerly) a slave who worked on a plantation.

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n. a person employed as a farm laborer

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noun, pl ⋯ hands [count]
US : a person who is hired to work on a farm :farmhand

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ˈfield hand 7 [field hand] noun (NAmE)
= farmhand

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • field hand — field hands N COUNT A field hand is someone who is employed to work on a farm. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • field hand — field ,hand noun count AMERICAN someone whose job is to work outside on a farm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field hand — field′ hand n. an outdoor worker on a farm or plantation …   From formal English to slang

  • field hand — ☆ field hand n. 1. Historical a plantation slave who worked in the fields 2. a hired farm laborer …   English World dictionary

  • field hand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms field hand : singular field hand plural field hands American a farmhand …   English dictionary

  • field hand — noun An outdoor worker on a farm, plantation, or ranch. A good weekly wage for a field hand on a banana plantation is $3 …   Wiktionary

  • field hand — noun Date: 1826 an outdoor farm laborer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • field hand — a person who works in the fields of a farm or plantation. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • field negro — noun Usage: capitalized N : a Negro field hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • field slave — noun : a slave field hand …   Useful english dictionary


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